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Analytics & Better Financial Security

In this modern era, information is all around us and is easily accessible. However, it’s knowing how to curate said information, and filter out the unnecessary so only the factual/useful remains which is crucial. Business growth comes from being able to comprehend how the organization is utilizing resources, and assessing the most effective way to…

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Future of Technology: From Products to Platforms

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Compute Derivatives: The Next Big Thing In Commodities?

Reuven Cohen, Contributor 10/02/2013 @ 10:48AM Compute Derivatives: The Next Big Thing In Commodities? Imagine being able to build a data center with a guarantee that a portion of your future capacity will be bought at a certain price for an extended period of time before you even built the data center. A new group…

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Enabling the Real Cloud Brokers

By Douglas Steele, COO, 6fusion This is the second in a series of posts on cloud brokers, their role in IT infrastructure markets, and their impact on IT infrastructure as a tradable commodity. Here’s a link to Part I of the series. In Part I of this series, Dr. James Mitchell cuts to the heart…

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Will a Real Cloud Broker Please Stand Up?

By Douglas Steele, COO, 6fusion This is the first of a series of posts on cloud brokers, their role in IT infrastructure markets, and their impact on IT infrastructure as a tradable commodity. First, let’s try the following exercise: 1) Open your favorite search engine 2) In the search box type “cloud broker” 3) Open…

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2013 Cloud Adoption and IT Metrics Survey Results

6fusion surveyed over 200 IT decision makers and influencers in January 2013 on their cloud adoption for the year and IT metrics they are using to measure success. Survey respondents included technology leaders from large enterprises, small and mid-size companies, government, and service providers from 14 different countries around the world. Check out a quick…

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Is cloud ROI getting harder to calculate as an IT metric?

By Doug Steele, COO, 6fusion I just read an interesting article highlighting the results of a study showing that cloud ROI is becoming more challenging to calculate as an IT metric. The article concludes, “We must develop standard Cloud metrics and ROI models, so that they can have instruments to measure success.” I could not agree more – this is exactly what is needed for demonstrating…

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