Community Cloud for Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Big Data

A community cloud is a type of hybrid cloud that is tailored to a limited number of separate organisations with common technology concerns (or requirements). For the most part, the conversation around community clouds is centered around the government sector whereby different government departments, ministries or offices have shared national goals and common technology concerns around security, data governance and collaboration.

I’ve been thinking that another set of organisations where a community cloud may fulfill a much needed role is NGOs, charities and human rights organisations.

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Cloud Architecture (Part 3) – Service Delivery

This post is part two of a five part series of posts on what should be designed into any cloud architecture. In this post, I will be going into some detail on the service delivery layer of a cloud architecture which will include orchestration.

Part 1 can be found here and part 2 here. The entire series will be grouped under the Cloud Architecture category.

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American Airlines Saves $1.2 Million Annually By Eliminating Flight Bags

A really interesting article over at computerworld about the the American Airlines IT modernisation program. Quoting from the article:

Pilots will soon replace their flight bags with an electronic version that runs on an iPad. American estimates that eliminating the 35-lb bags from every cockpit will save the airline $1.2 million of fuel annually.

It’s not BYOD, but it’s getting there!

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Why Corporate Strategy Needs To Change

This was published in September but I’ve only just come across it now. It lists some interesting points around how corporate strategy needs to change in a cloudy world. I particularly like the part about just getting out there and doing it with proofs of concepts and demos rather than deliberating over PowerPoint slides.

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Cloud Architecture (Part 2) – Resource Pool

This post is part two of a five part series of posts on what should be designed into any cloud architecture. In this post, I will be going into some detail on the resource pool layer of a cloud architecture.

Part 1 can be found here and the entire series will be grouped under the Cloud Architecture category.

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Moving Away From Feedburner

There has been quite a bit of press recently about Google quietly doing away with their great Feedburner service. This is the service I used up, until today, to publish my posts over email and RSS.

I have managed to migrate my email subscribers already with no need for anybody to change any of their settings, however there may be some slight disruption to anybody consuming this site via RSS.
I have deleted my Feedburner RSS URL and now my new RSS feed URL is http://www.omaramin.me/feed/

The Feedburner feed should stay active for at least 30 days, but please update your feed readers to the new URL to keep receiving my posts without disruption.

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