Author Archives: Stevie P

“Oh Yea – We Have a Hybrid Cloud”

It has become something of a cliché for IT environments to claim that they offer a hybrid cloud environment when in most cases they are actually providing parallel environments with little functional crossover between local and elastic resources. Without a … Continue reading

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NSF I-Corps Interviews

This is the companion blog to this post which gives an overview of the NSF I-Corps program and the dynamics therein. The 100 Interviews You will soon discover that doing interviews is a HUGE part of the I-Corps experience. In … Continue reading

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NSF I-Corps Overview

National Science Foundation Innovation Corps I just concluded participation in the NSF’s I-Corps program as part of Bay Area Cohort Number 2 which started in mid July and ended on August 29th. It was an exciting non stop 7 weeks … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing FAQ for Researchers

Background: Over the past year I have been inundated with questions from a wide variety of researchers across a number of institutions (national and international) seeking guidance on how best to “relocate” or “retool” their research to use on-demand, utility … Continue reading

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Pittard Consulting of Decatur LLC was founded in 2014 in recognition of the unique technology needs of Higher Education. Continue reading

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