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David Abramowski

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David Abramowski's Blog It seems that Apple has another winner on their hands with the new Apple iPhone 3G. There are now millions of people connected to the Internet every minute of every day using this device. The fast adoption has created a tremendous opportunity for software vendors and companies to take advantage of an extremely large ecosystem of end users. The ecosystem is alive and well with the streamlined experience of the Apple App Store. This integrated web application is a directory of items available for the iPhone. Just this week Steve Jobs expressed his excitement with the more than 60 million downloads since the opening of the store a short few weeks ago. With millions of targeted devices that span a wide range of end users and a proven ability to distribute applications to those devices, there is a tremendous opportunity for organizations to make a nam... (more)

Damn You Google, Damn You Yahoo! Why D'Ya Do This to Us?

A strange dynamic has taken hold on the internet.  Just as people expect sunshine and air to be free, they also expect internet based software applications to be free.  Ok, maybe not completely free… they agree someone should pay, just not them.  Damn you Google, damn you Yahoo! why did you do this to us? With companies left and right offering full versions of their products for free,  users have been conditioned NOT to pay for anything.  This conditioning can be seen across everything from social media sites to messaging to business applications.  The problem with this as I see ... (more)

Monitoring Applications in the Cloud

Cloud computing is a rather powerful tool that allows even the smallest of businesses to provide an enterprise class environment for web applications.  In a nutshell, the cloud is nothing more than the ability to rent computer services on demand from a 3rd party provider.  At MioWorks.com we use Amazon Web Services, but there are several other services out there for you to explore. Mastering the cloud takes a bit of work, a dash of experience and an openness to learn from others.  But once you do master it, the benefits are tremendous.  You’ll never have to order another server ... (more)

The 2011 RSA Conference Aims for Cloud Computing

The RSA Conference "Where the world talks security" scheduled for February 14-18, 2011 in San Francisco, CA has an enhanced focus on Cloud Computing this year.  Speakers & vendors alike will be discussing new products that help companies secure private, public and connected Clouds.  A dedicated Cloud Security track session across the five day event is expected to discuss security architecture in the Cloud, shed light on the risks and compliance issues and overview the associated security concerns of virtualization to support the Cloud. Well over 300 vendors will be showcasing t... (more)

Cloud Computing and the Disruption of the Sales Cycle

In the golden age of Enterprise software sales, one of the last things an enterprise sales rep wants to do is hand over  software to a prospect. This was mainly driven by the fact that sales reps don’t want the prospect to “twiddle” with the software before they know how to guide the prospect to a decision that put money in their pockets.  As a member of these types of sales teams for more than a decade, I recall that we all lived by the creed that giving access to the software too early can result in a disaster, a lost deal and missing quota. One of my favorite memories that ex... (more)