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Terell Jones

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I wonder how much Vivek Kundra's departure will slow down the government's innovation, which is already too slow!  I may be able to understand Vivek's frustration with the Federal Government.  He is responsible for Data.gov.  His plans to consolidate over 800 federal data centers, the Federal Cloud Strategy, and his legacy of the "25 Point Plan" are stuff of legend.  I mean how long does it take to steer the course of an aircraft carrier? The federal government is a huge ship that moves very slow. Vivek's a pretty young guy, so he may not know that it takes a while to move large federal agencies within the beltway, or maybe he does and he's too impatient to see it through.  Nevertheless, he did a great job as the nation's first CIO.  Saving a 3 billion dollars with the IT Dashboard, while serving the President of the United States is no shabby undertaking.  My fear ... (more)

Making the Case for Green IT

Every time someone asks me what I do, I tell them, "I'm the Green IT Guy and I help companies and organizations become energy efficient from the desktop to the data center, from hardware to software, from the network to the virtual cloud."  It took me a while to articulate that.  For some reason energy efficient computing was not hitting the mark.  Sometimes you have to repeat yourself over and over again.  IT professionals would snicker and say stuff like, "Isn't the Internet already Green because it is paperless, and online?"  This illustrates how far the industry has gone from... (more)

What Are the Top 10 Green IT Strategies?

I could be here all day discussing vendors, but I won't go down that rabbit hole, I'll just say brush up on your VMware skills and all the extra moving parts that go with it.  For every dollar of VMware sold their is $15 dollars worth of auxiliary needs and wants.  I personally favor VMware because it rocks! Top Ten Green IT Solutions: Virtualization Data Center Optimization Power Management Data De-Duplication Electronic Waste Management Cloud Computing Carbon Accounting & Management Teleconference Telecommute/Telework Paperless Solutions, Document Management Bonus Green IT Solu... (more)

Disruptive Clouds: Imagine If IT Was Treated Like a Utility Service

First, just let me say I was never one to get caught up in the hype-cycle of cloud computing because I'm old school.  We called it network services in the early '90s, then it became managed services by the late ′90s, then it became Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and so on and so forth. Now we are calling the same monthly billing for IT services the cloud.  Let's compare Cloud Computing to heating and air conditioning.  We pay a monthly bill for services rendered. We never touch the water heater or the air conditioner, unless you're like me and h... (more)

Disruptive Technology from the Desktop to the Data Center

According to Wikipedia, a disruptive technology or disruptive innovation is an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually goes on to disrupt an existing market and value network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology. The term is used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically first by designing for a different set of consumers in the new market and later by lowering prices in the existing market. Virtualization and soft... (more)