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Tom Nolle on Enabling Hybrid Cloud Services: Where Are We? Nearly all enterprise cloud users expect to create hybrid environments between their private data centers and the public cloud, and a careful analysis of cloud usage even among small and medium-sized businesses suggests some hybrid strategy is likely.
About the author:
Tom Nolle is president of CIMI Corp., a strategic consulting firm specializing in telecom and data communications since 1982.
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Understanding the Cloud Service Broker Model

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The Need for Cloud Computing Skills Altering Service Provider IT Jobs

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Cloud Services Regulations Guide

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Providers See Revenue Opportunity With Cloud Load Balancer Technology

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Specialty Cloud Storage Providers Die Out; Can Backup and DR Save Them?

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Are you afraid of the cloud?

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I spend a lot of time talking with business owners about thier technology. I am often told by the business owner that thier IT proffesionals are telling them that cloud technologies are imature and not ready for prime time. I think this is actually an IT proffessional worried about thier job. I'm curious to hear if you think that the cloud is making you worry about wether you will have a job in the future?
Question from Michael Tidmarsh
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If an 'IT pro' told me that "cloud technologies are imature and not ready for prime time", I would expect also to get a list of cloud projects the s/he had been involved with, a list of cloud vendors that the projects were built for and a description of the problems that gave evidence of immaturity. I.e., repeating things I read about cloud technology is one thing; creating opinions out of my personal experience is something very different. Your thought about "worried about thier job" could very well be a primary factor. It should be easy to validate.
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