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Ernest de Leon

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Reporting Tools at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - I received an email letting me know about a new company, Indicee, that will be publicly launching within the next few weeks. The Indicee story includes a few key elements: a notable team, an innovative product and impressive financing. Indicee is a new arrival on a very competitive landscape but is filling a void left by most BI and reporting software available – allowing users and businesses to avoid the pain of dealing with spreadsheets and mashing data to create reports. Indicee provides the quickest and most effective way to create and share reports. Users with no IT expertise can combine data from their business applications and generate reports using Indicee’s innovative cloud-based service. The Indicee vision is 20 years in the making. Indicee Co-founder, Mark Cunningham was part of the team that developed... (more)

The Five Layers within Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer As a preface to the series of articles I will be writing on the Value Proposition and Business Cases for Cloud Computing, I wanted to discuss the layers below and within the cloud. It is important to understand what each of the layers is composed of, what the intended function of that layer is, and how these layers interact with each other. By simplifying the cloud computing concept into layers, it is easier to define the roles within the overall structure and explain where your business fits into the model. Let me start by introducing a graphic I whippe... (more)

Cloud Computing: It’s all about the Software

While I have probably beat the definition of cloud computing to death, I want to spend some more time on where the magic really lies in Cloud Computing. Without going into a Ballmerellian rant, the key to unlocking the full potential of the cloud is developers, developers, developers. More specifically, software is what will define not only what cloud is, but also what cloud is capable of. The faster that CIOs and CTOs come to this realization, the better it will be for their organizations. Figuring out ways to distribute applications across infrastructure is a difficult task th... (more)

The VMware Guy – VMware’s Five Steps to Cloud Computing

Looking to foray into the cloud? Contact The VMware Guy to implement virtualization and cloud computing projects - from proof of concept through production deployment. http://www.thevmwareguy.com Recently, VMware’s Channel Chief shared how VMware will bring solution providers into the fold to deliver and deploy Cloud Computing solutions for their clients. He outlined a five-step process to get solution providers immersed in the technologies behind Cloud computing and transform their businesses in the process.   Step 1: Deploy a private cloud that allows a business to deliver IT... (more)

Cloud Computing Can Revitalize Your Career as Software Developer

Everyone knows that the longevity and ultimate success of a platform lies in the developers willing to create on that platform. Creating a healthy developer ecosystem in which both the developer and the platform vendor can grow and prosper is very important. No one knows this better than Microsoft. It has long been their mantra that “developers, developers, developers” are the key to success. With most of the new large scale websites and platforms being launched on open source platforms and now the cloud, this is becoming even more important. 4th International Cloud Computing Expo ... (more)