Browsing All Posts filed under »Economic and IT Trends«

The Liberating Power of the Cloud for Everyday People

March 28, 2017


Adaptation is the evolutionary process whereby an organism becomes better able to live in its habitat or habitats.  Today, organizations and individuals alike are scrambling to learn how to thrive in this new paradigm we call “The Cloud.”  It is an ambiguous entity much like “the force” which Obi-Wan explained, surrounds us, penetrates us, and […]

How Many Unproductive or Dead Assets do you have in your Personal Life?

February 1, 2017


Few will debate that 2016 was the year of the disruptors.  Whether it was the proliferation of industry disruptors such as Uber and Airbnb or political disruptions such as Brexit and the Presidential elections, the past twelve months have brought unprecedented levels of change, confusion and at times, disorder.  To some degree, the fruition of […]

Why shared Storage is Important for your Business

January 4, 2017


We all aware of the mind numbing growth of data being generated today.  It is for that reason that according to IDC, more than 30,000 PB of new external storage system capacity was purchased in 2014 alone, an increase of 30% over the prior year.  Beyond simply being aware of it however, we must learn […]

The Silent War on Cash

December 7, 2016


Twice a week I go to a little hidden gem leaving work called Nutrition Depot where I get a delicious healthy smoothie. With tax the cost is $5.67 which I perpetually pay with cash. Every once in a while the owner, Tim, likes to comment that I am one of the few people that don’t pay with […]

Are You a Multi-jobber?

October 13, 2016


Are you 1 of the 7.9 million multi-jobbers in America today.  Buried in last Friday’s jobs report last Friday was that 301K more Americans now hold that title, the 5th highest spike in a decade.  For some it is a circumstance foisted upon them by the inability to meet their financial obligations with one job.  […]

How VRBO and AirBnB Changed my Life, and Can Change Yours

September 6, 2016


How VRBO and Airbnb Changed my Life, and Can Change Yours A short while back I inherited a lake house as a result of a divorce.  Ironically, the house was a contributing factor to the demise of our marriage.  The house had sucked the life out of me for years, foisting into juggling multiple jobs […]

The Age of the Digital Disruptor

January 27, 2016


During the recent nationwide Azure tour, James Staten, General Manager of Cloud and Enterprise Strategy for Microsoft introduced a phrase that should be the mantra for all organizations competing in today’s economy, “If you don’t disrupt, you will be disrupted yourself.”   I was able to attend the presentation in Atlanta and though I didn’t learn […]