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Ron Miller
Ron Miller is a freelance technology writer.
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It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular Friday feature, The Cloud 5, where I scour the web looking for the most interesting cloud links I can find. This week, we look at Werner Vogels from AWS talking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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For a long time, IT's job was about procuring, installing and managing large enterprise systems and it took a long time and a ton of money to get them working right. That's why once they were working they tended to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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This week, we look at the growing competition in the cloud infrastructure market, Bloomberg's view of cloud myths and why the cloud security card might be just a convenient excuse for avoiding change. http://bit.ly/1rfH64r Photo Credit: Ron Miller Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Can you imagine pulling off a total digital transformation and putting together a complex system of software together in just four months? That's precisely what Canada's Yellow Pages Group did. Here's how they pulled it off. http://bit.ly/1rfz2kb Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Cloud surveys tend to miss the mark because they ask the wrong people or the people they are asking simply don't know the term. But that doesn't mean that consumers and business users alike aren't using the cloud because they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Short Stack, where I scour the web looking for the most intriguing OpenStack links I can find. This week, OpenStack is maturing, Red Hat's latest release of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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This week, we look at how Alibaba wants to take on the big cloud vendors at their own game, Docker 101, an introduction to the red hot Docker technology you've probably been hearing about this week, and new ways of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Cloud 5, where I look the five most intriguing cloud links I can find. This week, we look at how Apple's idea of the cloud might not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's been six years since I first heard the term "cloud computing" and some of the base concerns I heard in that first session still remain. You would think we would have changed the conversation after all this time, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular Friday feature, The Cloud 5 where I search the web for the five most interesting cloud links I can find. This week, we look at Ubuntu and OpenStack , Microsoft... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Hard not to like a story that mixes British pubs with mobile and cloud technology, and I managed to do just that. http://bit.ly/1mPlTNy Photo Credit: Tom Harrington on Flickr. Used under CC 2.0 license. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Good managers learn from their mistakes and at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium last week, several CIOs shared their stories. Fidelity's Stephen Neff's story of his time as a young IT manager drove home the idea that you're probably not... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, the Short Stack, where I gather the five best OpenStack links from around the web I can find. This week, we look at OpenStack as part of global... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Even as OpenStack celebrated itself at the OpenStack summit recently, there were rumblings that co-founder Rackspace could be up for sale. It would seem that the Summit proved that the community is strong enough to stand on its own, regardless... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Friday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Cloud 5, where I scour the web look for the five best cloud-related links I can find. This week, we look at the growing competition for your cloud... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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The role of IT is changing and naturally so is that of the CIO and it's going to require a whole new set of skills to match the change. Not surprisingly, the most progressive CIOs have those new skills and... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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This week we look at the unsettling of prospect of a founding company putting itself up for sale, explore the basic components of an OpenStack project and hear from OpenStack foundation chair Alan Clark on what goes on at the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Spoke to the CIO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport recently, who turned out to be a very entertaining guy, and he went from old-school IT pro who wouldn't go near the cloud to a modern shop with close to 40... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular Friday feature, The Cloud 5, where I scour the web looking for the best cloud stories I can find. This week, we look at IBM's attempt to pivot to the... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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The FCC's Fast Lane proposal has not gone over well with the Internet community, but can the community rise as one and put enough pressure on to stop it or will the industry lobby win out? That's the question. http://bit.ly/1iLxTdN... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Short Stack, where I scour the web looking for the best OpenStack links I can find. With the OpenStack Summit running this week in Atlanta, I had no... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Sometimes your big data project doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to provide you enough information to get you where you need to be. The North Carolina DoT gets traffic information from a variety of sources and is... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular Friday feature, the Cloud 5 where I scour the web looking for the most interesting cloud links I can find. This week, it's the 'Lusty Month of May' edition and... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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There is speculation that when Microsoft delivers its XP patch later this month to a chosen few customers, it will start showing up on the Black Market. Do yourself a favor, and don't even consider getting a patch this way.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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One UMass professor had a vision for a class involving international students collaborating using cloud tools, and while it took some time for the technology to catch up with his idea, it finally did and he's running a class today... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at by Ron Miller