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3 Questions to Ask Cloud Computing Job Candidates

A lot of people have ‘cloud computing skills’ on their resumes these days.  However, the trouble with cloud computing is that it means many things to many people.  There seems to be some confusion around the talent companies are…

The Top 5 Reasons Cloud Computing Projects Fail

This week I’m at Cloud Connect in Chicago to speak on cloud architecture and to deliver a keynote speech on the reasons that cloud computing projects fail.  Just to give you some insight, the top 5 reasons are: Not understanding…

Stupid Cloud Computing Tricks for 2012

For years I’ve enjoyed Late Night with Dave Letterman and the segment entitled “Stupid Human Tricks.”  You’ll see such things as a guy who can juggle and eat apples at the same time, or a lady who could…

Energy Efficiency Of Cloud Computing Misunderstood

There continues to be articles, white papers, and even technology companies that are looking to provide tools around understanding of the true energy efficiency of cloud computing.     However, most of what’s said out there falls short in determining the…

3 Lessons Learned From The Recent iCloud Attacks.

The recent hacking of Mat Honan (senior reporter for Gizmodo and former WIRED  contributing editor) shocked most, but I think many in the world of cloud computing security expected it.  Indeed, hackers were able to crack Mat’s accounts with…
Do Cloud Developers Need to Program to the Metal?

Do Cloud Developers Need to Program to the Metal?

Many in the developer world push back on cloud computing, not due to the cost or the flexibility, but due to the fact that you’re abstracted further away from the underlying computing resources or “the metal.”  “The metal” means…

Transforming the Enterprise for Cloud Computing Becomes Job One

Enterprises looking to move to cloud computing have to first look inward.  This means an inventory of the existing systems, applications, services, and infrastructure, and a map of the path forward to a new architecture, perhaps a path that…

Three Things That Cloud Architects Must Understand

The newness and excitement around cloud computing has driven the demand for many cloud architects.   While some of the more experienced application, enterprise, and systems architects seem to be making their way just fine into the new world of…