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Go to the ‘cloud,’ daddy CEO when you need to scale up for Big Game

Editor’s note: Kip Turco is senior vice president for data center operations for Windstream, an S&P 500 communications and technology company with operations in 29 states. Based in Raleigh, Turco oversees the company’s data center, managed hosting and cloud computing properties. Before joining Windstream, he was chief operating officer for Hosted Solutions where he oversaw all operations, engineering, sales and marketing. RALEIGH, N.C. – I don’t believe in spending ridiculous amounts of money. Never have. That’s why I’m not suffering from a Big Game hangover in my wallet this week. Then again, I didn’t spend $3 million for a...

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What’s up with ‘cloud computing?’ The promise is real, but the hype is extreme, too

Editor’s note: Kip Turco, chief operating officer at , was the keynote speaker at two recent Local Tech Wire Executives Edge events that focused on opportunities and obstacles in “cloud computing.” RALEIGH, N.C. – If you’re involved in information technology in the least, you’ve been bombarded for the last year by “cloud computing.” On a recent day, a typical one, I found 149 new articles dealing with the topic. So, let’s make this 150. But let’s use this column to urge everyone to take a deep breath. The very premise of cloud computing is incredible; it holds the promise...

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Debating a tech pundit: Building a case for ‘cloud computing’

Editor’s note: So what is the straight scoop about cloud computing? Kip Turco, chief operating officer at , will be the keynote speaker at to focus on opportunities and obstacles in the “cloud.” He and other speakers also will participate in two panel discussions. LTW is partnering with the Carolina SaaS Users Group to put on the events. RALEIGH, N.C. – Hold On, Tim. I just finished reading an article from a respected technology industry analyst, Tim Bajarin. His viewpoint was that before we rush into adopting cloud computing as the be-all and end-all for firms, we ought to...

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What’s up with ‘cloud computing?’ The promise is real, but the hype is extreme, too

Editor’s note: Kip Turco, chief operating officer at , will be the keynote speaker at to focus on opportunities and obstacles in “cloud computing.” RALEIGH, N.C. – If you’re involved in information technology in the least, you’ve been bombarded for the last year by “cloud computing.” On a recent day, a typical one, I found 149 new articles dealing with the topic. So, let’s make this 150. But let’s use this column to urge everyone to take a deep breath. The very premise of cloud computing is incredible. It holds the promise of lower costs, faster implementation and the ability...

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