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The American Dream Is Alive with Cloud Computing

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The principles and freedoms of the American dream are finding themselves resurrected again with cloud computing. The following blog will outline background, details and living proof that cloud computing is one of the catalysts of the future that will bring the American dream back!

As an immigrant and soon to be citizen of the United States of America, I have experienced first hand and continue to experience the greatness of this country and rewards of the American dream.  My belief system of hard work combined with the principle that "business is differentiated through IT" has led to an amazing journey over the last several years living in the United States.  I come from humble beginnings of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.  My life and career has been influenced by both IT and business.  I have been blessed to live and work in multiple countries and continents including Canada, Europe and USA.

This journey has been marked with many experiences where the "delivery of IT" had direct corresponding impact on the quality of the business, employees and vendors alike.  As I grew, matured and evolved on this journey two things became absolute - my commitment to helping build an IT delivery model that behaves as the business operates and needs AND that the innovation and opportunity that STILL exists in America is where I needed to be.

Along the way, my journey has led to great successes, painful failures, and very deep connections and relationships with some great people.  This created a foundation to combine the skills, knowledge and expertise of a group of people who came together by chance and stuck together because of beliefs to form a team.  This team believed that IT should be service oriented, IT should be demand driven, IT execution should be as-needed/when-needed, IT should be on-demand cloud utility and finally IT is strategic.

This belief system and technology approach was employed by my team and led to one of the most successful and business differentiating enterprise IT programs in the world.  The team received many awards from industry peers, accolades from work associates and financial rewards for outstanding performance.  There are many publicly documented stories of the team's accomplishments related to one of the largest private cloud utility they built at Wachovia's Corporate Investment Bank and replicated across retail bank and brokerage functions of the firm.

Current day, my core team and I are taking advantage of this amazing time in history and incredible market opportunity to create one of the of Top 150 Cloud Companies (as voted by Sys-Con) in the world. Moreover, we have created 40 new high paying jobs WITHOUT government bailouts/handouts or venture capital.  The firm is a hybrid of software tools & advisory services.  We are exporting products and services to Europe and Japan (that's tax revenues brought home folks!). It is public knowledge that we are partnered with leading Cloud players including Cisco and Unisys. Our clients are utilizing our IT Design & Delivery Optimization tools to build cloud models that enable businesses to conduct 2x the volume of transactions on 1/2 the IT infrastructure.  This kind of productivity and growth efficiency gains is what will continue to make American Enterprises the best in class.

Bottom line, Cloud Computing is a revolution that is helping recreate the American Dream. So wether your firm needs your cloud model to be private, public, hybrid or some related mix - START TODAY... It is US invented, US led and will be US dominated.  Cloud is real, Cloud is secure, Cloud is proven in production.

Everyone needs to work with leading, American Industry players including Cisco, Unisys, IBM, Dell, VmWare, Citrix, EMC and others ALONG with the explosion of USA innovated emerging cloud technology startups, to radically alter their business productivity and operational models TODAY with cloud computing and bring back the American Dream!

Who said IT wasn't strategic! Must have been some theoretical types that have never created economic value and don't believe in the American Dream!

More Stories By Tony Bishop

Blueprint4IT is authored by a longtime IT and Datacenter Technologist. Author of Next Generation Datacenters in Financial Services – Driving Extreme Efficiency and Effective Cost Savings. A former technology executive for both Morgan Stanley and Wachovia Securities.

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