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Penny-Wise and Pound Foolish, Eh?

There is an old (obviously) English saying, warning people not to be “penny-wise and pound foolish.” As the main British currency is the pound, 1/100 of which is a penny, someone who is penny-wise and pound-foolish is someone who refuses to invest a small … Continue reading

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True Cloud vs Hosting

Having looked at the definition (and misapplication) of cloud, its key characteristics, and the various categories of cloud services, or fill-in-the-blank-as-a-service (*aaS), we now turn our attention to the important difference between true cloud services and hosting services that are marketed as … Continue reading

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What is the Cloud?

Cloud seems to be the biggest buzzword in the last few years. Every technology provider, every services provider, if they aren’t natively “in the cloud”, they are providing a version of their offering “in the cloud.” Although the term “cloud” seems … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap

What does “mind the gap” – familiar to anyone who has ridden the London Underground, a.k.a. “the Tube”, have to do with coffee and power? It turns out, quite a bit. Starbucks’ largest metropolitan deployment outside the US – and the … Continue reading

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