Cardinals Win Game 5 of NLDS vs. Washington Nationals


Call them the “Wild-Cards”.  Call them the “Card-i-nlcs”.  I remember exactly where I was when Freese hit the 2-out, 2-strikes, 3-2 count triple in Game 6 of the World Series against Texas.  I was in a hotel room in Philadelphia, and the TV’s on our floor could not get the game channel (A FOX channel as I recall).  So I found that ESPN was giving the game audio away over the internet, and I loaded up that little game app where you have a little screen that shows the baseball field, and shows the ball direction and landing spot in animation. If the ball is caught a red X appears and if it drops a little green spot appears.  Freese connects, the virtual ball is following it’s little arc in the curved trajectory of the animated ball field, and I’m expecting a red X and I see this little green spot appear, and the ESPN feed announcer is going berserk “A Triple!  A Triple!  Freese has hit a Triple!”

What Cloud Provider is NOT Best for Your Business?


Logicworks Gathering Clouds blog focuses on the ways a business should approach their cloud strategy. The content presents considerations a company should make on whether moving to a cloud provider is right for their business: What they should look for in cost savings, expertise and where the premium pricing makes sense. Share your thoughts on Twitter @CloudGathering

Cloud Player: Shannon Williams – Vice President at Citrix


Recently Jacob Gardner of Logicworks had the pleasure to have an extended and insightful conversation Part 1 here and Part 2 here with Shannon Williams, VP of Market Development for Cloud Platforms at Citrix. They discussed a range of topics related to how Shannon sees businesses leveraging cloud to grow, his perspectives on the industry at large, and where he sees the space developing. Share your thoughts on Twitter @CloudGathering.

“We are in the first inning of a long game of modernizing IT, and so what it means over the next year to even 10 years, is that we are going to see changes really start to penetrate into the everyday lives of IT managers, particularly the way application developers and architects think about building services and bringing new apps to market. Since it’s early, it’s also volatile.”

Shannon Williams VP at Cloudstack

Shannon Williams VP at Cloudstack sharing his perspectives on the evolution of cloud

 

 

 

Cloud Player: Jim O’Neill, CIO of Hubspot


Recently Jacob Gardner of Logicworks had the pleasure to have an extended and insightful conversation Part 1 here and Part 2 here with Jim O’Neill, CIO of Hubspot. They discussed a range of topics related to how Jim’s business leverages cloud as they grow, his perspectives on the industry at large, and where he sees the space developing. Share your thoughts on Twitter @CloudGathering.

“For me, its flexibility and choice. It’s both transparency and opacity. Its leveraging systems people and products that can do things better than you can. Ultimately you become more of an orchestrator or mash-up maker to deliver all these services and products that you need for your customers.”  Read More Here

Jim O’Neill, CIO of Hubspot

Jim O'Neill, CIO of Hubspot