global cloud traffic will increase 12 fold by 2015!. This is an amazing figure, especially when you consider that traditional data center traffic (yawn) is estimated to increase 4 fold in that time ... a staggering figure in and of itself! In all, between cloud and traditional data center traffic, data traffic is estimated to reach 4.6 zettabytes by 2015! Zettabytes! How big of a portable flash drive will THAT be?
Nov 28, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
This past Black Friday reminded me of two things: 1) I hate to shop and 2) people are nuts. Before even reading about the chaos around the country after the fact, the tension from Black Friday was felt here at home in Myrtle Beach. It turns out that an attack in a parking lot of our local Walmart (which is never a good place, by the way, regardless of the day) ended in gunshots and a wounded 55 year old woman. The attack was eventually thwarted by her 58 year old friend who pulled her own "gat". The news wouldn't be so disturbing if I, in my infinite selfishness, hadn't sent my wife into the fray that night in search of a mystical $39 Blue Ray player (hey, someone had to stay home with the kids ... and she is arguably tougher than me). Luckily for us, her common sense prevailed over my nagging for HD movies when she saw the mess in the Walmart parking lot and avoided the situation altogether.
Nov 24, 2011
1. Opposable thumbs
Nov 23, 2011
|The Next Green AND Solar Building?|
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
Google Music launched on Thursday, so I now can see my favorite bands from space? Not quite, but it does appear the new music service will give iTunes a run for its money. Just based on the reach and scale of Google and Android (Android's market share has doubled in the last year) compared to Apple and iTunes, you would think by default the behemoth has a competitive advantage, but there does appear to be a few features in Google Music that will put iTunes to the test.
Nov 16, 2011
Occupy Wall Street movement appears to have started to fizzle out, as tents are uprooted and insanely dirty laundry bags are summarily packed up. Looking back at the "purpose" of this movement, I am reminded by the Michael Ramirez satire in Investors Daily on 11/07 that the message of these protesters has been lost ... and in a BIG way.
Nov 15, 2011
How To Instill Purpose", by John Baldoni, a blog contributor for Harvard Business School, was a great read for a Monday morning, and reminded me what I needed to re-focus my energy toward.
Nov 14, 2011
#1 fastest growing company in South Carolina for 2011 by the SC Chamber of Commerce and the Capital Corporation. We were honored to be invited back to the SC Chamber Annual Meeting this past Thursday, 11/10, to celebrate the 2012 winners and hand over the crown. Congratulations go to Robert Bush of Barling Bay, this years #1 fastest growing company.
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
Wall College at Coastal Carolina University to share the stage with my business partner and good friend, Rhett Power, as the Key Note Speakers for the university's conference on November 16, 2011 regarding "Sustainable Business Practices in a Changing World". To say the least, this is a tremendous honor, and as always, I look forward to talking business with anyone who is willing to listen and talk back!
Nov 8, 2011
McDonough School of Business, actually help create a foundation upon which to build the skills of an entrepreneur. In fact, I've actually developed my own framework, from which I think I can base much of the success we've had at Wild Creations.
Nov 7, 2011
|If You Won't Eat It.|
Why Make Your Kids?
I spent the good part of my first 36 years choosing the meals I wanted. When I was young, however, it was up to my folks. They rarely ate out, so often I had to eat what they served up. From what I remember, it was always healthy, rarely fried or processed, and typically included meat and vegetable, and sometimes a very small desert, often fruit. If I didn’t eat what I was served, I went hungry. Pretty straight forward. It wasn’t until I got hitched and inherited my wonderful stepson, Christopher, that I was suddenly catapulted to head children’s food critic for our family.