Cloud Computing

Day 2 of Office 365

January 12, 2012 // 2 Comments

To follow up on yesterday’s Gmail migration issues: Attempt 1 was to connect the email account: works nicely for Hotmail migration but Gmail is another story because it doesn’t have real folders (using tags).  My mails were coming into the inbox as unread.  I quickly stopped and [...]

When Selling Office365 As A Partner Of Record …

January 12, 2012 // 6 Comments

According to Redmond Channel Partner: As with BPOS and other Microsoft cloud offerings, the payouts are 12 percent for net-add seats and 6 percent in annual recurring fees. The 6 percent fee starts paying in the first year, making the first-year fees 18 percent. As a partner you will only get those [...]

Private Cloud & Company Politics

January 6, 2012 // 1 Comment

I was chatting with a friend earlier today about a big project he’s about to do.  It’ll bring a lot of change and some egos would be at risk of being bruised.  It reminded me of a job I once did when I worked for a new bank that was being formed from lots of branch offices of the [...]

Great Big Hyper-V Survey 2011 Is Now Closed

September 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

I closed the Great Big Hyper-V Survey of 2011 this morning at 10:05 (Dublin time, 11:05 CET, 5:05 EST).  Thank you to all who completed the survey.  Myself, Damian Flynn (another Hyper-V MVP), and Hans Vredevoort (Failover Clustering MVP) will be sharing the results on this Wednesday (7th [...]

Progress of Third Party Azure

July 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

It’s quite a while since Bob Muglia & co announced that some Microsoft partners would be running a third party implementation of Azure in the form of the Azure Appliance.  Who cares?  Well, some want more than what Microsoft can offer – and some have a problem with the USA Patriot [...]

Public/Private Cloud Thoughts for the Day

June 14, 2011 // 5 Comments

I haven’t figured the structure for presenting this yet.  This post is like I’m thinking out loud through my keyboard. Every day, there seems to be a new story on my various feeds about “the cloud”.  Today is no different.  Another day, another survey that tells us that X% of [...]

Users Bypassing IT to Adopt Cloud Services

June 3, 2011 // 4 Comments

Another interesting read on this morning: IT departments struggle to control cloud adoption.  In it is says that: 20% of those responding said they had gone around their IT department to provision cloud services 61% said it was easier to provision the services themselves 50% [...]
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