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John Savageau

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If an individual can create a free email account in a matter of minutes, and a small business can create its entire financial system online in a couple minutes, then why must the government spend billions of dollars building (similar) systems that may not be sensitive in nature? Vivek Kundra, the US Government’s Federal Chief Information Officer, wants to know why the commercial world can take advantage of applications and services available online through software as a service (SaaS) companies and cloud computing companies, while the US Government manages: > 10,679 individual data centers Including 8x GSA data centers 23 Dept of Homeland Security data centers 300 million customers $76 billion annual IT budget $19 billion in IT infrastructure Vivek Kundra presented these questions, following with a high level briefing on how the US government will leverage cloud compu... (more)

Selecting Your Data Center - Part 2 – Geography and Location

Data center selection is an exercise in compromise. Everybody would like to have the best of all worlds, with a highly connected facility offering 24×7 smart hands support, impenetrable security, protection from all natural and man-made disasters, in addition to service level agreements offering 5-Nines power availability at $.03/kW. Not likely we will be able to hit all those desired features in any single facility. Data center operators price their facilities and colocation based on several factors: Cost of real estate in their market Cost of power and utilities in their mark... (more)

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Chris Ueland, President of netDNA

Pacific-Tier Communications is pleased to present our series highlighting and introducing entrepreneurs providing thought leadership and innovative ideas in technology, communications, and environment-related industries. Pacific-Tier met up with Chris Ueland at his offices in Studio City, California Pacific-Tier: Chris, can you tell us a little about yourself? Where did you come from? Chris Ueland: Sure, absolutely. I am a New York native, and I moved to LA when I was 18. I started on the Internet with an open source project called ML.ORG, when I was a young teenager, and that g... (more)

Will Your Business Survive the Communications Revolution?

Entrepreneurs on Ulitzer NOTE: Pacific-Tier Communications invites guest bloggers to provide articles that would be of interest, and benefit to our readers. This week we are happy to introduce Mr. Andy Slater, CMO, Presence Networks. ‘‘The ‘Command and Control’ management style enjoyed by many CEOs in the past has gone. Today teamwork and collaboration are the norm. Leadership the accepted management style, people orientated collaboration the culture, people centric technology the facilitator.’’ We stand at a transition point in business. As the global economy starts to work its... (more)

A Tsunami of Global Disaster Communications Through Citizen Journalism

The news started hitting California early Saturday morning with an SMS alarm on my mobile phone – a major earthquake struck Chile, and there was a potential of tsunami activity in California and Hawaii (as well as the rest of the Pacific). First stop – CNN. The news source was right on the story, with real time information flowing into the newsroom from, not on-scene journalists, but through Twitter and Facebook updates. Another SMS message hits the phone letting me know there was a Twitter list at #hitsunami, and the discussion would include all the most current news related to... (more)