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Agile Big Data and Many-Particle approach change Marketing and Sales effectiveness

Big data projects have broad impact on organizations. Big Data implementation overtakes what normally could be considered a new way to conduct data management to business alignment. With Big Data the path from data sources to data intelligence changes drastically. The way to design and implement data intelligence definitively changed access, ingest, distil, processes and data […]

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New white paper: BYOD – Bring Your Own Doctor

The headline theme for our next seminar is ‘BYOD – Bring Your Own Doctor’. UPDATE: I am also presenting on this topic at the upcoming 13th annual eHealth Summit – Read more. Mobile Big Data Cloud Computing This will focus on the overall best practices for Mobile Big Data Cloud Computing, in particular focusing in on […]

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Google Compute enters the IaaS market

Although there are a number of suppliers in the Cloud market, most accept and note the primary dominance of Amazon, and the distinctions in scale of the Cloud that they operate. The Cloud providers market is like McDonalds – S, M, L and Super-size! So while there are announcements all the time about hosting providers […]

Agile Big Data and Many-Particle approach change Marketing and Sales effectiveness

Big data projects have broad impact on organizations. Big Data implementation overtakes what normally could be considered a new way to conduct data management to business alignment. With Big Data the path from data sources to data intelligence changes drastically. The way to design and implement data intelligence definitively changed access, ingest, distil, processes and data […]

ID Consent: applying the IDaaS Maturity Framework to design and deploy interactive BYOID (Bring-Your-Own-ID) with Use Case

Introduction Current approaches to IDaaS on one hand enforce trust of consumer data using legal compliance, risk and impact assessment and the other hand require technical implementation of access controls to personal data held by an enterprise. Balancing trust has to be done across all layers, verifying person’s identities, showing the individual and the service […]

A high-level IDaaS metric: if and when moving ID in the Cloud

Introduction Building metrics to decide how and whether moving to IDaaS means considering what variables and strategy have to be taken into account when organizations subscribe identity as a service contracts. Before moving any IdM to the Cloud, organization should balance costs and risks. Accordingly, metrics adopted should be enough flexible to be applied from […]

White paper: Salesforce 2.0 – Social Selling in the Content Economy

Here is the first draft of the headline white paper for our Salesforce 2.0 best practice program. Download: Salesforce 2.0 white paper This white paper is entitled “Salesforce 2.0 – Social Selling in the Content Economy”, and covers: How publishing content is the new selling Prospecting strategies for Linkedin Augmenting sales capability with Google Apps Overall […]

IDaaS – Identity Architecture for Hybrid Cloud Computing – Cloud Best Practices Network

IDaaS – Identity Architecture for Hybrid Cloud Computing – Cloud Best Practices Network.

Google I/O Product News – Comparing Google+ and Linkedin – Cloud Best Practices Network

Google I/O Product News – Comparing Google+ and Linkedin – Cloud Best Practices Network.

Media Brief: Canadian Cloud Success Story: BoardSuite and Tenzing Successfully Partnering for Mission Critical SaaS Hosting

Originally posted on Canada Cloud:
An interview with Oscar A Jofre Jr., Founder, President and CEO BoardSuite By Howard Oliver, What If What Next Howard: Tell us about BoardSuite. and your involvement with it. Oscar:  BoardSuite is a (http://www.boardsuite.co), freemium on-demand board portal that allows organizations the ability to manage, organize and share their confidential…

BYOD Executive Summary

BYOD (Bring Your Own Doctor) will explore the impact of ‘Personal Clouds’ on E-Healthcare, and the potential for this ongoing trend of the ‘Consumerization’ of IT for helping tackle big industry issues. Faced with growing resource scarcity challenges in particular the baby boomer retirement ticking bomb, Canadian Healthcare has the opportunity to pioneer world-class innovations […]

Bring Your Own Doctor – Slides available

This Friday I am presenting at the 13th Annual E-Health Summit. My presentation is ‘BYOD – Bring Your Own Doctor’. Here are the slides: Download; BYOD Healthcare Related articles BYOD – Bring Your Own Doctor (canadacloud.net) The Creative Destruction of Medicine (canadacloud.net) New white paper: BYOD – Bring Your Own Doctor (cloudbestpractices.net)

Building the Open Cloud Ecosystem – My date with Jake Gyllenhaal

This last week I chaired the Cloud track of the NATAS Summit – A very lively forum of investment banking IT professionals in New York City. I confess, while it was interesting the real highlight for me was attending the basketball. Courtesy of the Arachno team I attended one of the recent Nicks defeats of […]

Canada launches ‘Roadmap to the Cloud’

Here is the first version of our Canada Cloud Roadmap with inputs from contributing expert authors. Download : Canada Cloud Roadmap We will continue to add more great content from a wide range of experts, so that ultimately this document offers a powerful roadmap template for planning an enterprise migration to the Cloud. The Roadmap […]

New white paper: BYOD – Bring Your Own Doctor

The headline theme for our next seminar is ‘BYOD – Bring Your Own Doctor’. UPDATE: I am also presenting on this topic at the upcoming 13th annual eHealth Summit – Read more. Mobile Big Data Cloud Computing This will focus on the overall best practices for Mobile Big Data Cloud Computing, in particular focusing in on […]

Cloud Readiness Assessment – Planning your Cloud TEI (Total Economic Impact)

Our objective here at the Canada Cloud Network is to build a local forum for innovating global Cloud best practices. For example over here at Sheepdog our goal is to build one of Canada’s premier brands for expert Cloud consulting. Central to this is development of the ‘Cloud Readiness Assessment’, a standardized process for helping […]

Forrester Total Economic Impact of a single Identity Infrastructure for employees, customers and partners.

Recently Google commissioned Forrester Research to identify the TEI (Total Economic Impact) of moving to Google Apps, polling around 600 mid-sized firms about their collaboration plans. Download the report here: The Google Apps TEI Report from Forrester Research, used to to plan the ROI of moving from a legacy messaging and collaboration platform to Google Apps. This […]

Google Compute enters the IaaS market

Although there are a number of suppliers in the Cloud market, most accept and note the primary dominance of Amazon, and the distinctions in scale of the Cloud that they operate. The Cloud providers market is like McDonalds – S, M, L and Super-size! So while there are announcements all the time about hosting providers […]

Digital Postcards – Social Selling with Linkedin and Google Apps

A popular social media topic that is a great focus area for small businesses and other folks in sales is ‘Social Selling’ – This refers to using social media sites like Linkedin to help with your lead generation prospecting and other sales activities. For example this article How Social Sellers Build Their Pipeline with Linkedin […]

BYOD – Bring Your Own Doctor

The headline theme for our next seminar is ‘BYOD’ – Bring Your Own Doctor. In this March 4th article The Smartphone Will See You Now, the Canadian magazine McLeans reported on the work of the E-Health futurist Eric Topol. Topol describes the growing trend of patients using their own smartphones and e-health apps to self-assess […]

Integrated “App to App Synergy” is key to Cloud ROI and enterprise social media strategy

The Forrester report ‘Total Impact of Google Apps‘ provides a framework for identifying the ROI from switching from a legacy mail and collaboration platform to Google Apps. Surveying 200+ organizations with over 1,000 employees, Forrester identified the main business benefits required to build an ROI framework for moving to a Cloud-based service, which essentially broke […]

Big Data PaaS – Reference architecture for Big Data Cloud Computing

Our next seminar is scheduled for April 24th in New York City, with a headline theme of Big Data Cloud Computing. Specifically the agenda will be how to build a Big Data PaaS – Platform as a Service. This combines the NIST Cloud model for the middleware stack with the corporate agenda to master the […]

MaaS implements Small Data and enables Personal Clouds

Abstract – MaaS (Model as a Service) sets a new concept to order and classify data modeling design and deployment to the Cloud. MaaS changes the way to move data to the Cloud because allows to define data taxonomy, size and contents. Starting from data model design, MaaS might guide the DaaS (Database as a […]

Webinar: Going Google Enterprise

Join my Sheepdog colleagues for a webinar on Thursday, March 21st at 12pm EST – Going Google Enterprise. Register here With a customer case study from Joe AbiDaoud, CIO for Hudbay Minerals, this webinar session will provide a comprehensive introduction to the Google+ Apps suite and how your enterprise can leverage their transformational capability. Related […]

Bringing Google+ To Work

It’s often said that BYOD – Bring Your Own Device, is part of a broader trend of “Consumerization”. In short staff are increasingly bringing their own home technologies into work, such as their smartphone, and using them for work purposes. It’s a blended experience where they also continue to use it for personal use too, […]

Social CRM+ : How to master Linkedin, Salesforce.com AND Google+

For any modern entrepreneur I`d suggest the sweet spot of Cloud applications you should master is the holy trinity of these three killer apps – Linkedin, Salesforce.com and Google+ Apps. In short these cater for the end-to-end requirements of a sales operation, so you can begin selling and closing deals. Establishing successful sales teams is […]

Big Data Analytics for E-Health, via Google PaaS

Recently I’ve been lucky to meet with the CTO’s of two important Canadian public sector organizations, Canada Health Infoway and the Province of Ontario. Indeed Dennis Giokas kindly presented on Cloud Computing in Healthcare at our recent seminar in Toronto. This presentation was about the recent CHI Cloud white paper, which is quite visionary in its […]

IBM To Make Its Cloud Services and Software Based on Open Standards

Las Vegas, 4 March 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that its cloud services and software will be based on an open cloud architecture. This move will ensure innovation in cloud computing is not hampered by locking businesses into proprietary islands of unsecured and difficult-to-manage offerings. Without industry-wide open standards for cloud computing, businesses will not be able to fully […]