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Cloud Migration: Establishment, Implementation and Professional Services Costs

Posted by on Nov 18, 2010 in Musings | 2 comments

Cloud Migration: Establishment, Implementation and Professional Services Costs

I am currently undertaking a project that is examining the validity and cost effectiveness of moving a 60 user company into the cloud. I always chuckle when I read about people moving to the cloud because there are so many different definitions of what people consider ‘moving to the cloud’ so I think I should probably kick this post off by explaining exactly what I’m considering. This project would take all servers and all applications (excluding voice) and move them into...

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The Deep Felt Need

Posted by on Oct 28, 2010 in Musings | 0 comments

I recently read this article and it had an impact on me, so I thought I would send it on.  The article discusses the differences between developing and selling something that’s nice-to-have (like a vitamin), and a must-have (aspirin). “If entrepreneurs want to succeed…they’d better be selling aspirin rather than vitamins. Vitamins are nice; they’re healthy. But aspirin cures your pain; it’s not a nice-to-have, it’s a must have.” Heath describes our tendency to become...

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Elementary Truth #1 – Communication: Understand Both Sides

Posted by on Aug 19, 2009 in Musings | 2 comments

Elementary Truth #1 – Communication: Understand Both Sides

I’m starting up a new series today that I’m calling “Elementary Truths”.  These are fundamental truths in life that so often are overlooked or forgotten about and have really been in the forefront of my mind.  The first elementary truth I’m going to highlight is the basic concept that there are usually two sides to every story and that you, as a manager, spouse, friend or relative, are responsible to seek out and understand the ‘other side’ It has...

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Decision Making: Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

Posted by on Aug 10, 2009 in Musings | 0 comments

Decision Making: Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

The purpose of the scrum in the game of rugby union (the sport played in heaven by the way) is defined by the International Rugby Board (the governing body) as “a way to restart play quickly, safely and fairly, after a minor infringement or a stoppage.” In an effort to make the scrums more organized and controlled the International Rugby Board changed the way the referee calls the scrum together. The referee will call “crouch” then “touch”. The front rows crouch and using...

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