Lean vs. Six Sigma: How They Differ
Lean and Six Sigma are markedly different methodologies, but when combined, are a powerful business improvement practice. Lean is defined as: The removal of waste from a process(es) to increase efficiency and lower costs. A few examples of waste are: Wait time (slow computers, waiting on answers, waiting on purchase orders, et al). Movement of […]
Cloud Service Models: What is PaaS (Platform as a Service)?
Cloud computing has become a widely adopted model for IT infrastructure environments. It includes three basic service models: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). IaaS was described in a previous post. This blog focuses on PaaS, and a future post will highlight SaaS. IDC has indicated the cloud services market has entered an “innovation […]
Cloud Service Models: What is IaaS?
Cloud computing has become a widely adopted model for IT infrastructure environments. It is defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as follows: “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can […]
What Are Your Waiting For? The Cloud Era is HERE!
The revolutionary business aspects of cloud excite me every day, but the business diversity is even more exciting. This fact really struck me after teaching my last Learning Tree Cloud Computing Introduction class in New York City. I’ve been in the regular rotation here for four months now and have taught three classes during that […]
Why You Need to Pay Attention to Cloud Computing
The adoption of cloud computing is revolutionizing today’s business. This trend has also elevated the importance of IT and business alignment because cloud enables new business models that have until now were not economically viable. A recent study confirmed this trend by showing that the vast majority of organizations of all sizes use both Software-as-a-Service […]