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Transformation Infrastructure

By pwsadmin | September 26, 2020

Hybrid IT enables a composable infrastructure which describes a framework whose physical compute, storage, and network fabric resources are treated as services. Resources are logically pooled so that administrators need to physically configure hardware to support a specific software application, which describes the function of a composable architecture. This type of transformative infrastructure is foundational…

Essential Characteristics of Cloud Computing as Digital Transformation

By pwsadmin | September 25, 2020

A survey of 2,000 executives conducted by Cognizant in 2016 identified the top five ways digital transformations generate value:      Accelerating speed to market      Strengthening competitive positioning      Boosting revenue growth      Raising employee productivity      Expanding the ability to acquire, engage, and retain customers   Digital transformation is also a cultural change. Cloud Computing as Digital Transformation Since cloud…

Embrace Transformation

By pwsadmin | September 22, 2020

From a business perspective, differentiating business processes and quality customer service are central to overall success. Business leaders must therefore clearly identify and measure how information technology contributes to the value of every key business process. They must also know how to most cost effectively use IT when the task is merely the management of…

Computer Vision Advances Zero-Defect Manufacturing

By pwsadmin | July 25, 2020

by Kevin L. Jackson Electronics manufacturers operate in a challenging environment. It’s hard enough to keep up with the ever-accelerating rate of change in the industry. Now customers want increasingly specialized product variations in less time and of higher quality. Meeting this demand for increased product variation can seriously impact the bottom line. Such variability increases…

Real-Time Analytics Power the Roadway of the Future

By pwsadmin | July 25, 2020

By Kevin L. Jackson The complexities of citywide traffic are pushing the limits of existing transportation management systems. Outdated infrastructure is based on proprietary, single-purpose subsystems, making it costly to acquire, operate, and maintain. And current roadways are simply not prepared for the future of autonomous vehicles. Enter the SPaT Challenge, an initiative encouraging cities and…

Thriving on the Edge: Developing CSP Edge Computing Strategy

By pwsadmin | March 6, 2020

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are facing significant business model challenges. Referred to generally as edge computing, the possibilities introduced by the blending of 5G networks and distributed cloud computing technologies are redefining how CSPs operate, partner, and drive revenue. A new Ericsson Digital whitepaper entitled, “Edge computing and deployment strategies for communication service providers,” addresses these challenges…

SourceConnecte! Marketplace With A Mission

By pwsadmin | March 6, 2020

Earlier this year, GC GlobalNet launched a new breed of B2B e-commerce sites. Curated by Kevin L. Jackson, SourceConnecte (with an “e”) went live with three strategic goals in mind: Efficiently leverage modern social media technologies to facilitate value-based interactions between enterprise buyers and vetted suppliers; Establish a protected interactive environment capable of supporting high-value B2B e-commerce negotiations…

Potential vs. Reality: Is Edge Computing Real?

By pwsadmin | January 19, 2020

Edge computing provides compute, storage, and networking resources close to devices generating traffic. Its benefits are based on an ability to provide new services capable of meeting stringent operational requirements by minimizing both data latency and the need for bandwidth. Based on Google trend data, searches for the term has also grown substantially over the…

Enabling Digital Transformation

By pwsadmin | December 22, 2019

Digital transformation integrates technology into all areas of an organization’s business or mission. Its fundamental purpose is to create and deliver innovative and industry-changing products and services to a global customer base. This outcome requires the seamless two-way flow of data and information between internal business processes and external processes that interact with customers, business…

The ThinkShield Story Part 1: The Challenge

By G C Network | October 24, 2019

The cybersecurity challenge seems to be growing daily. Threats are becoming more sophisticated, and attacks are becoming more destructive while the corporate world’s response seems to resemble a deer in headlights. Recent examples of this dangerous state of affairs include[1]: A data breach of a US Customs and Border Protection surveillance contractor that led to…

(This post was originally published by Learning Tree International

The adoption of cloud computing is revolutionizing today’s business. This trend has also elevated the importance of IT and business alignment because cloud enables new business models that have until now were not economically viable. A recent study confirmed this trend by showing that the vast majority of organizations of all sizes use both Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and hosted infrastructure services. In fact, both SaaS and IaaS are currently being used most by organizations with less than 100 employees. Some additional markers of this trend include:

  • 45% of businesses say they already, or plan to, run their company from the cloud;
  • SaaS adoption of companies participating in the survey grew from 13% in 2011 to 74% in 2014;
  • 56% of businesses are using Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technologies; and
  • 41% of businesses are using Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technologies

Learning Tree is dedicated to supporting you, our customers, in your move to adopt cloud computing. A component of this effort will be a series of cloud computing related YouTube videos of which I am proud and honored to be a part. Please give me the opportunity to introduce myself virtually below.

I currently teach under the Learning Tree Cloud Computing Curriculum. A mandatory part of keeping my certification as a Learning Tree instructor is being active within my industry expertise. Within the cloud computing domain, my experience includes:

  • NCOIC/NGA Geospatial Community Cloud – Project Manager for design, development and deployment of a solution that showed interoperability and movement of data in an open, cloud-based infrastructure.
  • NATO IT Modernization Study – A study team supporting the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) in developing cost effective options for modernizing NATO’s information technology infrastructure towards a multi-national private cloud
  • QUAD Common Operating Environment – Project manager for a prototype for the Intelligence Community – Information Technology Environment, a community cloud being deployed for the US Intelligence Community
  • GovCloud Network – CEO and Founder of a consultancy focused on helping it clients enhance their business models in order to better leverage the global and parallel nature of cloud computing

Over the next few months, the video series will address topics like:

  • What is Cloud Computing?
  • What are the Business and Technical Values of Cloud?
  • How do we secure our data in the cloud?
  • How can my company address the challenges of cloud transition
  • What are the lesson’s learned when it comes to IT governance in the cloud?
  • What is Hybrid IT and how should we use Cloud Service Brokers?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if there are any other topics you would like for us to address!

Kevin L. Jackson
Kevin_Jackson@LearningTree.me
https://twitter.com/Kevin_Jackson
www.linkedin.com/in/kjackson/

(This content is being syndicated through multiple channels. The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of GovCloud Network, GovCloud Network Partners or any other corporation or organization.)

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