Both halves of your two-person “IT department” are fidgeting nervously.
A holiday is right around the corner — Christmas, Memorial Day, whatever — which calls for a coin toss to determine who’s on call to tend the servers.
It’s a secret ceremony kind of thing, usually involving a mano-a-mano recitation of choice lines from The Matrix.
There's a funny expression that we've noticed over the years. When someone wants to know if you are proficient in a given environment, they might ask, for instance, “Do you code in C-sharp?” (for C#). Or they might ask if a person can “handle” PHP or simply “write” in Ruby or some other language.
Security has always been one of the biggest concerns in both cloud computing and using a distributed workforce. The fear that data could be highjacked from the cloud or from public telecommunications networks has kept many organizations from taking full advantage of cloud based solutions to create remote offices or work-from-home opportunities, important advantages in agile computing and employee retention.
As VMware service providers, we were interested to read this interview in which VMware chief executive Paul Maritz talks about cloud computing, the changing expectations of employees and consumers, and the business opportunity these changes present.
Today’s business climate is making more demands on companies to control costs while doing everything they can to generate new growth. If your business is at this crossroads, it may be time to consider colocation as a way to control your IT operations and costs, protect your company’s data, and maximize the time of your IT staff.