Doug Tutus

It is with great sadness and sorrow that the staff and Board of NewLease must announce the loss of their leader, friend and co-founder Doug Tutus. While in Canada late last week to make investor presentations as part of the upcoming merger with FRR, Doug unexpectedly and tragically passed away.   Doug Tutus was as an…

Getting Data into the Cloud

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) There are various blockers identified for why customers hesitate in adopting Cloud services e.g. security, offshore data, service reliability etc.  However from a very practical perspective simply getting data from it’s current location (on-premises) to the Cloud can be just as big a blocker. It doesn’t matter how…

Remote Desktop Services, Citrix and Windows Azure

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) (UPDATE: the following post from Luis Panzano over at MSDN provides further details and links to the usage rights associated with RDS on Azure http://blogs.msdn.com/b/luispanzano/archive/2013/07/15/remote-desktop-services-are-now-allowed-on-windows-azure.aspx) Anybody at the recent Microsoft WPC in Houston would have been left in no doubt that Azure is a major focus for Microsoft…

Big Data keywords

Big Data and the Cloud

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) After “Cloud”, “Big Data” is one of the buzz words at the moment.  I was recently asked how they were connected and for some examples.  Following is a summary of my reply: One of the biggest challenges for all businesses will be that Big Data will require staff…

Collection of Cloud Related Links #6

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) As part of the ongoing NewLease mission to share our passion and understanding for the Cloud, please find another collection of articles that relate to the Cloud Service Provider market: Article My comments http://www.inc.com/matthew-bellows/four-reasons-not-to-hire-a-salesperson.html When is it too early to hire a dedicated salesperson and when is the…

Collection of Cloud Related Links #5

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) My list of interesting articles is growing quicker than I can pass them on so this should in theory provide greater choice. Hopefully I have selected the more interesting ones. As always there is no particular order to these articles and the short explanation of why I think…

Collection of Cloud Related Links #4

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) My ongoing quest for interesting (IMHO) cloud related articles continues.  Having started in January I cannot believe that we are already in March – I’m not sure I have kept a New Year promise this long for many years!! As always there is no particular order to these…