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6 Ways Startups Hyper-Bootstrap with Cloud
By November 22, 2011 Read More →

6 Ways Startups Hyper-Bootstrap with Cloud

Cloud computing is creating a new wave of startups. Why? By Ed Lucente  @edlucente  Thanks to the cloud, startups have more affordable access to IT resources. This allows new businesses to “hyper-bootstrap.” An entrepreneur, for instance, can connect quickly and more economically to customers and suppliers around the globe through the cloud and thereby realize […]

Posted in: Cloud Services
Which ISVs Will SaaS-ify?
By October 21, 2011 Read More →

Which ISVs Will SaaS-ify?

Some ISVs are Adapting their Applications to Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”), but Others are Not. Why? October 21st, 2011 by Ed Lucente Twitter  “@edlucente”  SaaS Adoption Many Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are considering whether or not to SaaS-enable, or “SaaS-ify”, their application services and business models, especially since some high profile SaaS ISVs have succeeded wildly . […]

Posted in: Cloud Services
Transformative Analytics Clouds
By September 21, 2011 Read More →

Transformative Analytics Clouds

Editorial by Ed Lucente twitter: @edlucente There’s plenty of talk about benefits of business analytics — the analysis of “big data” to spot insightful trends, patterns, or correlations — but far less discussion around business analytics applications delivered using analytics cloud appliances. This should change soon as more and more businesses deploy analytics cloud appliances […]

Posted in: Cloud Services
Tablets can operate at 50 to 1 back end appliance resulting in larger energy rebates
By July 27, 2011 Read More →

Tablets can operate at 50 to 1 back end appliance resulting in larger energy rebates

Tablets are creating a buzz everywhere with ease of use and portability. What is more significant is the potential energy savings and energy rebates that can be as much as 50% of the CapEx making the purchase of Tablets and back end appliances a must do. Enterprises will be able to service the demand from […]

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Virtualization Triple Play
By July 4, 2011 Read More →

Virtualization Triple Play

High Moon Studios Triple Play Increasing performance, reducing I/O bottlenecks, and lowering IT energy costs in VMware environment What most IT professionals don’t realize is that changes to applications that result in increased performance and increased throughput also impact energy utilization, which goes down dramatically. Local utilities can then offer handsome energy rebates to customers […]

Posted in: Energy Efficiency
Silicon Valley Power: Awards
By October 2, 2010 Read More →

Silicon Valley Power: Awards

Six Santa Clara businesses were honored today by their electric utility, Silicon Valley Power (SVP), for innovative adoption of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy in 2010. One of the companies saved almost 6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity last year. SVP annually honors winners in the categories of Environmental Innovator, Energy Efficiency Partner and Green […]

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Free Market Clouds
By September 21, 2010 Read More →

Free Market Clouds

Why Cloud Computing Will Reinvigorate Capitalism Ed Lucente I believe that the impact of cloud computing to the IT industry and to society at-large will be as significant as the Industrial Revolution was to market economies, otherwise known as capitalism. I’d like to explore the benefits of cloud computing, along with some potential threats. Incidentally, […]

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“Cloud Data Centers” are Greener and Cleaner
By July 27, 2010 Read More →

“Cloud Data Centers” are Greener and Cleaner

Ed Lucente These days everyone seems to be dropping the word “cloud” both inside and outside of the IT industry. Cloud hype is so far off the charts that recently I thought I heard a Boston Red Sox announcer ask David Ortiz (aka. “Big Papi”) for his opinion of IT as a service from the […]

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By July 17, 2010 Read More →

The Coming “C” Change in Data Centers

June 15, 2010 By Edward J. Lucente Vice President of Business Development, Data Center Rebates, Inc. http://www.hpcwire.com/features/The-Coming-C-Change-in-Datacenters-96420844.html Recently, I was at the Uptime Institute in New York and had several conversations about carbon dioxide (CO₂) management for data centers. Energy consumed by U.S. data centers in 2010 will reach 3% of overall U.S. energy production. […]

Posted in: Energy Efficiency