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By Robert Houben, CTO on 1/4/2013 10:40 AM
Many vendors and users today present their applications as being cloud-ready or cloud-aware, when what they are really saying is that you can install it on a cloud platform or virtual machine.  To really make an application cloud-enabled, you need to facilitate "on-demand, convenient, rapid provisioning that can be released with minimal management overhead or service provider involvement".  A virtual appliance, created using IBM ICCT is how you truly make your application cloud-enabled!

With IBM PureSystems, you get to deploy virtual appliances, individually or as groups, that are fully and expertly integrated, and that solve specific complex problems.

FusionWare can help you create a virtual appliance to truly cloud enable your applications.  For more information or to contact us, visit our website at http://www.fwic.net/Products/IBMPureFlexSystem.aspx
By Robert Houben, CTO on 12/10/2012 11:39 AM
What is your company's response to the latest round of disruptive technologies?

In this post I look at 3 common responses that I've seen over the years, and then suggest a better alternative!
By Robert Houben, CTO on 10/2/2012 3:09 PM
In this post we examine an example where FusionWare extended Microsoft Dynamics CRM to use OnForce for some help desk incidents.  FusionWare can help you customize and extend your CRM implementation to connect to line-of-business systems within your firewall, or partner sites outside the firewall, including cloud-based services and applications.

For more information about our Microsoft Dynamics CRM Services Click here.


By Robert Houben, CTO on 6/7/2012 9:25 AM
Short form: Private Cloud is the best practices from Public Cloud, including policy, software and optionally hardware, repurposed to enable your IT department to do more with less, reducing costs while increasing agility!
By Robert Houben, CTO on 5/28/2012 9:17 AM
The last few years have been interesting to say the least.  A number of developments that we have been anticipating have begun to take hold of the market, and a shakeup has resulted.  Actually, we had expected some of these things sooner, and others were different than we had expected, but that's the nature of the beast.

Here I outline a broad-brush of where we see ourselves going.
By Robert Houben, CTO on 3/22/2012 9:20 AM

I've been working with Windows Azure since it first released, and I just recently completed my IBM Certified Solution Architect -- Cloud Computing Infrastructure V1 exam.  I've found that the map of cloud computing is a bit like an old mariner's map.  There's great opportunity for those willing to be pioneers, but there are also regions where the map says "Here there be dragons!"  For cloud computing, I think the map should read "Here there be cats!"

By Robert Houben, CTO on 2/8/2012 9:25 AM
In this exciting conclusion (if you can call it that) to my previous blog post, I time the run from Superstore on Grandview in Vancouver to my home using our new iPhone App - FusionWare Stopwatch Connected, and compare the results.
By Robert Houben, CTO on 2/6/2012 12:42 PM
My wife and I have always debated whether Rupert Street or Boundary Road was the faster way home when we shopped at the Great Canadian Superstore on Grandview Highway in Vancouver.  Now we can settle it once and for all using my new iPhone app: FusionWare Stopwatch Connected
By Robert Houben, CTO on 2/5/2012 4:38 PM
A look at what inspired my first iPhone app and how I used it the first few days.
By Robert Houben, CTO on 2/2/2012 1:13 PM
I had heard that it takes forever to get an iPhone App accepted, but the reality turned out to be different!
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