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“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
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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
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The role of PowerShell in IT-aware Services and Applications

Several months ago, I happened to share a nice conversation about the potential of PowerShell as part of the IT/Enterprise Architecture. Then I discovered that the benefits of architecting IT-aware Applications are still widely unknown or misunderstood. That’s the reason I would like to share my thoughts on this subject pointing out the special role that PowerShell can play in this field.

IT-aware Services and Applications

IT-aware Services and Applications incorporate the necessary instrumentation so that IT and Operations Teams can control, monitor, diagnose and operate them using the same semantics that the business uses in addition to the ...

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