Skip to content →

Category: Architecture

“Cloud Computing: Vision or Reality”

Past week I flew to Lisbon to participate in a Cloud Computing Event from IDC: “Managed Services, Outsourcing & Cloud Computing”. The place they chose to host it was the “Centro Cultural De Belém”, which is located on a beautiful neighbourhood. If you don’t happen to know Lisbon, as I don’t, I can promise you will be surprised :).

My talk was a pretty conceptual one covering the following topics:

  1. The deep economic forces that drive this paradigm shift. A clear understanding of them is key when we want to design a successful business strategy in
...

Continue reading ...

One Comment

Thinking about Cloud Strategy

Cloud Computing has been a buzz topic for a while. I understand it: it promises exciting benefits and, therefore, everyone wants to be there. Obviously, that’s not new. Nevertheless, I happened to attend several Cloud Computing events recently and I couldn’t help having a strange feeling of “déjà vu”:

  • both Skeptics and Believers keep saying the same things over and over again.
  • there seems to be some confusion or lack of understanding about how different concepts and components relate to each other.
  • a broad set of diverse offerings and their respective confusing marketing messages don’t help to understand the
...

Continue reading ...

2 Comments

Interconnecting Social Media Services

It’s a fact that the number of Social Networking Services is becoming so high that it is increasingly difficult to manage them appropriately. Of course, there is no need nor obligation to have an account on each of them.

It is also true that we all have preferences and these preferences change with time. Consequently, we can’t find everybody on the same place, be either physical or digital. Here is when we start considering on becoming part of the communities our friends, relatives, colleagues, workmates, or, simply, “interests” belong to.

The questions, then, are quite simple: What ...

Continue reading ...

6 Comments