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New York Times: Forget Google and Amazon, the DoD Shows Off What a Real Cloud Platform Can Do

Just because computing is done in the cloud, that doesn’t mean it has to insecure and subject to outages.

NSBW Panel: Social Media As A Business Transformer

How much have small businesses embraced social media? Judging from the show of hands during a panel discussion at last week’s National Small Business Week conference, a huge gap exists between the haves and the have nots. If you’re among the have nots, now’s the time to face the fear, find the time, and master the learning curve, which isn’t as steep as some SMBs believe. “The world of marketing has changed forever,” said John Jantsch, who wrote “Duct Tape Marketing: The World’s Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide,” during an engaging forum I attended about how social networking is evolving the way small businesses get their messages across. The panelists — who also included Visa’s Alex Craddock, Facebook’s Adam Conner, and Google’s Peter Greenberger — offered tips galore in terms of how to reign in and play nicely with that big, hairy beast, not only from a strategic standpoint, but also citing which tech tools can help you maximize your efficiency and get the most out of the medium.

Why is the concept of “Virtual Organizations” all encompassing? An analysis from Technology, Business and Culture pov.

Ah, finally figured I should steal a few minutes from my schedule to discuss how my panel on “Virtual Organizations” went at the MIT CIO Conference. You can read a review about the panel and the conference in general on Dr. Irving Wladawsky’s blog but here is my take on it. Some of you must […]