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IBM’s Introduction to Cloud Computing

IBM produced the slide deck below to evangelize their Cloud Services and also to educate senior management teams at prospects and clients about the fundamentals of Cloud Computing. As a result this presentation can be readily re-purposed for training and writing as well. I'm not connected with IBM personally or professionally, yet I respect the quality of their work in this area .

If you are going to be writing about, lecturing or teaching on Cloud Computing this will be a great resource.

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Tim O’Reilly on the Future of Cloud Computing and Gov 2.0

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Tim O’Reilly shares his insights and thoughts on the future of Cloud Computing in the following video from the Minds in the Cloud channel on YouTube.

Of the many excellent points he makes, the one that is the most noteworthy is the fact he sees the costs of testing new ideas plummeting as Clouds emerge as low-cost testing platforms. IBM already has a complete application testing service that is Cloud based that aligns with the insights shared.

Most fascinating are the insights into how government needs to be more of a platform and less of a bureaucracy. The points made about analyzing the strongest and weakest areas of the existing healthcare system are especially timely given the passage of the bill over the weekend.  At just over 4 minutes this video is worth watching.

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