Author: Steve Mordue MVP

Do you know your Cloud Terminology?

Do you know your Cloud Terminology?

We run into a lot of questions about Cloud, mainly “What is it?”. So we created this table of Terms and Definitions to help clarify things. [custom_table] Term Definition Advanced Virtualization Advanced Virtualization is...

We drank the Microsoft Kool-Aid

We drank the Microsoft Kool-Aid

You may or may not be aware of the battles that are raging between Microsoft and Apple, Microsoft and Google, Microsoft and Salesforce.com, basically… Microsoft and everybody. Over the years, Microsoft has proven to...

Migration Anxiety… real or imagined?

Migration Anxiety… real or imagined?

There is a reason so many companies are using software and servers that are 1, 2 or 10 versions behind the current ones. Fear! Fear of cost, Fear of downtime, Fear of data loss, Fear of losing your job in the wake of an upgrade catastrophe. Are these fears legitimate? Absolutely, as all of the above can easily happen.

Forceworks invited to Microsoft Partner Research Panel

Forceworks invited to Microsoft Partner Research Panel

The Microsoft Partner Research Panel is made up of a limited number of Microsoft partners who are invited and agree to participate in the research program. Forceworks will be sharing opinions about Microsoft products and programs with the company. Forceworks’, as well as other select partners’, insights and suggestions will help shape Microsoft offerings.

5 reasons to move to the cloud that no one talks about (Part 4 of 5)

5 reasons to move to the cloud that no one talks about (Part 4 of 5)

“Software should work like electricity”

This was the opinion of Brent Britton, a technology lawyer and Forceworks Advisory Board member. “I plug a lamp in and it works, I don’t even think about what’s going on behind the outlet”. At lunch, with Chris and I, Brent blurted out the perfect analogy for Software as a Service.

5 reasons to move to the cloud that no one talks about (Part 3 of 5)

5 reasons to move to the cloud that no one talks about (Part 3 of 5)

Cloud has become a four letter word. Frequently when we meet someone and mention “cloud” computing, I see their teeth grit. “I had a horrible experience with the cloud” they say. After a few more questions, it becomes obvious that what they were involved in was not “cloud” at all, but rather something they were told was cloud.