Great minds think alike, Joel! I tweeted a very interesting comment from JD Irving CIO Martin Davis on building relationships. The comment came out from a Quick Post I did on a SIM study exploring how a CIO's day breaks down. Here's a link to the comment and the post:
To be honest, Michael, I think a post explaining what they are, their differences and similarities would be helpful not to mention the rationale behind why PaaS is eating into the SaaS market..and give examples of each. In the many of the CIO cloud interviews we've done, SaaS has come occasionally.....and IaaS or PaaS rarer even...maybe a little education is in order.....and are we being subjected to vendor speak?! -:)
That said, the GigaOm article you mentioned was quite information....so I've also included the link.
The amount of data being used and created in business today is prolific creating big challenges for business of all sizes. This challenge is compounded in environments where both paper-based and electronic workflows are prevalent.
Every day employees print, fax, copy, scan and email critical and sensitive information. Most employees simply hit print without thinking twice, but without the proper precautions, the documents sent to the printer are at risk, compromising security and compliance in a variety of ways.
Every year, companies lose millions of dollars due to print security lapses, as they leave themselves open to private and corporate lawsuits, government fines and stolen competitive information.
Last month Michelle McNickle wrote an article for Healthcare IT News titled, “10 of the largest data breaches in 2012 … so far”. Numerous headlines have showcased some large health data breaches, and according to recent research, the problem is only growing. While the focus of her article is on data breaches in the health care industry, I think that the lessons are relevant to all organizations.
The EPA teslls us that cash-strapped state and local governments spend more than $10 billion every year on energy to provide services and meet constituent needs. Add to that the costs to purchase, use and dispose of IT equipment, along with purchasing paper and printing supplies. And add to that the fact that government often doesn’t take advantage of trade-in and IT recycling programs, and you are left with staggering costs.