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What is Public Cloud vs Private Cloud vs Hybrid Cloud: A Survey

The Challenge “The industry has been harping on about cloud for several years now” says I.  “Everyone in industry understands it well and even people outside of industry live with it every day”. “I don’t think most people understand what cloud is or what it means” says marketing manager, Angelika Tarasiuk. So we set out […]

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Thoughts on Cloud Adoption

I started this blog post sometime during this summer and really never got around to finishing it and posting it.  I’ve decided today to post what I’ve got, as I think it’s enough to start the conversation.  Of course this could be a book, but I just want to start you thinking. Frankly there’s so […]

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Live ID and Skydrive – Consumer Delight, Enterprise Headache

The User Experience As I’ve churned my way through a number of Windows 8 devices and installations, one of the things I’ve appreciated is that I never have to reconfigure much.  My personalization just appears when I log in.  Operating purely in user mode (temporarily turning off the bit that makes me wonder how secure […]

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Windows 8 – Bridge to the future.

You’ll read lots of reviews out there describing Windows 8 as a schizophrenic operating system.  The separation between Windows 7 functionality and Metro style applications and interface is like night and day without the transitions of dusk and dawn.  All those reviews are true.  No need to repeat them here. Windows 8 has to exist, […]

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iPad vs Surface vs Yoga

I am now entering my third week living with the Lenovo Yoga.  It only took the first week of using it and I gave my Surface RT away.  Not good news for the Surface.  Everything I said about it in my initial review holds true.  It raised my expectations of a tablet.  It made me realize […]

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Microsoft Surface RT Review – Setting new expectations for tablets.

I’ve now spent a little over 1 week with my Microsoft Surface RT. My review can be summarized simply: this device has both simultaneously raised my expectations and disappointed. Over the week, I’ve used it at work, on an airplane, in a hotel and generally more as a laptop replacement than a tablet. I’ve forced myself to […]

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