Category: Strategy

Cloudy Day

To some I’m sure that March 1st felt like April 1st. Really, that couldn’t be happening? Amazon’s S3 (Simple Storage Service) went down in their Eastern Region (Ok, it just had “high error rates”). But there are a couple of lessons to be learned from this. First, it seems nobody is listening to me. Cloud services…

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You Can’t Cut Your Way to Success

One of my former co-workers used to say “You Can’t Cut Your Way to Success.” A recent article in called out challenges that keep CIOs up at night. Several of the points were pertinent to my former co-worker’s advice. 5. Aging IT infrastructures and IT spending cuts “Many [financial services] organizations continue to rely on IT…

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Rumbling Clouds

I’ve written several times about “cloud” availability/reliability. A recent article on Microsoft’s service brought this back to my attention. This is Microsoft’s free service so there’s not really a lot of room to complain. This discussion is to compare the cloud solution to a self-hosted solution. Microsoft has a status page which was getting updated regularly which is good…

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