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Emil Sayegh
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Nov 13, 2014
As if IT departments weren’t busy enough dealing with security issues, users, BYOD, rapid requests for new applications and everything else, now they have two more worries: the Internet of Things and the rapid rise of big data. The two are connected. After all, the Internet of Things isn’t just expected to bring a whole wave of new and impressive gadgets. It's bringing with it a veritable mountain of data, one large enough to make us wonder if we should consider renaming “big data” to… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Nov 11, 2014
Today is Veteran's Day.  Veteran’s Day is an annual holiday in the US to honor the millions of American who served in our country’s military forces in defense of freedom, liberty and all the great values that our country stands for.  From the bottom of my heart, I thank every one of the men and women who have served and are still serving our country, in order for us to enjoy the way of life and freedoms we enjoy in these United States.  This way… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Oct 27, 2014
There’s a myth going around about the Cloud, luring companies in with promises like “Everything will just work,” “It will be so much cheaper,” “It’s absolutely reliable” and so on. “The Cloud is right for everyone,” it says. However, for every company lured in by that siren song, you’ll hear just as many moving entirely to the Cloud and crashing against the rocks. This can be devastating, especially to smaller companies, or startups with limited time and means. Throughout all of my travels and discussions… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Oct 14, 2014
There are a number of analogies trying to explain how the cloud works. Sure, none of them are perfect, but they do help us understand a band of technologies that are largely metaphors themselves. So to get a better understanding of cloud hosting's benefits and functionality, let’s sum up some of the most popular analogies, and see what we can learn starting with perhaps the oldest: the power grid analogy. The cloud is like a power grid Say you have a building far out in… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Sep 25, 2014
This article originally appeared on Wired.com's Innovation Insights, where experts cover the latest and greatest ideas for the next generation of business tech. A fitting place to start a conversation about our On-Demand Hybrid Cloud. Feel free to join the discussion by leaving a comment below. We have rapidly evolved into an on-demand society. People simply do not tolerate delays for goods and services. Just as consumers may opt to go through a drive-through instead of inside a restaurant, consumer behavior is forcing online businesses… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Jul 24, 2014
We’re well into 2014 and it’s amazing to me that more organizations don’t have a clear cloud plan. Too many people are still confused or afraid of the “C” word.  But here’s the thing: There are real dangers in not having a cloud strategy, AKA a well-known cloud plan for your IT environment.  Every company should use cloud for something, but not necessarily everything!  The various general use cases for cloud computing are hopefully well-known by now.   End of the Hype Cycle The hype… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Jun 9, 2014
Two major drivers for the adoption of cloud computing are its agility and ability to bring products in rapid time to market iterations. For the last decade, stretched-thin IT departments have increasingly found themselves in direct competition with "shadow IT" groups within their own company. Departments in the corporation were running their own IT infrastructure services in the cloud because they couldn’t wait nor rely on their own IT department. They viewed their IT organizations as slow to respond, and public cloud offerings as a… Read More
Emil Sayegh
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Apr 2, 2014
It is 25 years already!  Happy birthday to the World Wide Web!  Back in March of 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed a system that made it possible to share computer information digitally using nodes and links, forming a "web" that eventually scaled worldwide, becoming what we now know as the internet. We love anniversaries, we mark seminal moments in history with this type of recognition, but often miss the big picture. Anniversaries are all around, the dawn of Google, the first Tweet ever, the dawn… Read More