Is IoT the killer app for cloud computing?

Internet of Things in 2017
March 1, 2017

After having started the first class on cloud computing at Stanford in 2010, I also started a cloud computing class at Tsinghua University in China. The Amazon team was kind enough to give me $3,000 worth of AWS time for the students to use. I showed up in class and told them $3,000 would buy a small server in Northern California, Virginia or Ireland for 3.5 years (they looked bored)….

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Tis the Season to Slide into SLED

cloud-computing-government
September 27, 2016

In my recent posts, I’ve focused on initiatives in the Federal space and steps Avnet Government Solutions is taking to protect Uncle Sam’s goods. As summer wraps up I wanted to drill down on the other side of the public sector. Last month we attended XChange SLED University and then road tripped to the Sunshine State for NASCIO a couple weeks ago. The state, local and education (SLED) industry provides…

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Top factors to consider to transform your business to a recurring revenue model

what is hybrid cloud computing
August 19, 2016

As many organizations look to transform to a recurring revenue model in order to improve revenue predictability and reduce financing stress, there are factors that should be taken into account in order to make a smooth and successful transition. While many understand the economics of hardware, when you move to software it becomes a different story. I believe many businesses, including those who manufacture machines, can move to a recurring…

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The Rise of New IT Customers

The Rise of the New IT Customer
March 28, 2014

When you see cloud computing advertised on TV during sporting events, it’s a pretty strong indication that your company’s technology infrastructure doesn’t just belong to the IT department anymore. Everyone in the organization now has a role to play. As the leader of a $10.4 billion technology sales and marketing organization, I’ve been on the frontlines of this fundamental shift, where the definition of “IT customer” has expanded to include…

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