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The path to mature Infrastructure and Operations is through culture?

As the Gartner Data Center conference in Las Vegas, NV closes, I can’t help feeling a bit of irony in bearing witness to the contrast in culture and atmosphere that this city encompasses relative to the experience many of us have interacting with Information Technology organizations today. Moving any taboos about Vegas aside, the experience here is about an immersion into a culture of service. From the moment you step into a hotel to the moment…

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Headed to work to do some holiday shopping? Welcome to Cyber Monday.

 Getting online — not just in line — to find the best deals. This holiday shopping season, brick-and-mortar stores are out to match e-commerce sites with the latest and deepest discounts, and even encourage in-store shoppers to buy online. About 85% of online retailers will offer special promotions on Monday when people return to work. And now there’s an entire web site to check out all the deals called cybermonday.com.     &nbs…

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WebRTC – Bringing Real Time Communications to the Web Natively

Would you believe me if I say that, using just a few lines of JavaScript and HTML5 you could transform the Photo Booth app (available on Mac OSX) into a cool web based application, or overlay real-time audio and video onto your favorite WebGL based 3D game canvas, or build a plugin-less version of WebEx? Through this blog, I attempt  to take you on a journey into the latest disruptive Web Standard called WebRTC. My goal in writing this blog, i…

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Mobile Influence: The Value of Connecting the Disconnected

Even though we all know the statistics showing the tremendous growth of mobile and smartphone usage, I continue to be amazed by the impact this technology is making for the most disconnected societies. I am particularly interested in the use of mobile applications for social entrepreneurship. By using basic SMS communications communities have been able to educate and reach many more people than traditional tactics. Investments in text based mob…

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Agility To Make Cloud Really Work: NPS-Demand Engineering

By Biren Mehta, Senior Marketing Manager, SP Marketing in Routing and Switching, Cisco Search the Internet using the word “Cloud” and you will get around 1.5 billion hits and it’s not until the 2nd page or so where something related to weather comes up.  This is not surprising as cloud computing is top of mind for both B2C and B2B companies.  The reason for this heightened interest is because of the monetization opportunities cloud enables.  For…

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