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How Cloud is Transforming the Insurance Industry

In a survey of over 800 CFOs in the US and Europe, Google  found that 81 percent of U.S. respondents believe that implementing Cloud technology will improve employee productivity and 71 percent felt  it would reduce the time required to bring new products and services to market. Clearly, Cloud is poised to fundamentally change the…


The Cloud: Where Do We Go From Here?

After years of talking about the Cloud, there finally seems to be a major shift toward Cloud adoption. Previous conversations focused on “if” or “when” a business would move to the Cloud and then perhaps we would discuss the connectivity options to enable the Cloud service. One difference now is the “if” and “when” are…


The Cloud: Grey Skies Never Looked So Good

It seems with any new technology, there is no shortage of opinions about the best solution for any given challenge.  The Cloud is no different.  Some purists insist the IT environment can and should exist solely in the Cloud over the public Internet.  Other stalwarts believe their business applications and data must remain within their…


What does the Biathlon have to do with Content Delivery? And Other Analogies from the Winter Games.

With Friday’s Opening Ceremonies, the 22nd Winter Games officially began in Sochi, Russia.  If you ignore the various media reports of yellow drinking water, side-by-side toilets, malfunctioning Olympic rings, and unfinished hotel buildings and allow yourself to get into the true Olympic spirit, the next two weeks will be filled with drama and excitement.  Fully…

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The Network is the Cloud

You’re probably familiar with the John Gage remark, “The network is the computer.” At Level 3 we often say, “The network is the cloud,” extending Gage’s metaphor by about 30 years. Considering what we’ve all witnessed — the evolution of distributed computing as well as devices — it’s an easy concept to accept. End of…