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In today's economy with sluggish job creation, there's much talk about the change in skills required in today's workforce. Drill down into the world of IT operations management, and there is an even greater shift happening, related not to the economy,... Read More..
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I came across a fascinating research report from Harvard Business School that found that "user reviews tended to reflect fairly accurately the judgments made by professional reviewers." While the study focused on online book reviews, I believe that the... Read More..
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Follow Russell on twitter at @RussRothsteinITThe Amazon cloud outage is a wake-up call for IT staff that are not adequately prepared for the journey to the cloud. Planning for migration of applications to any type of cloud - public or... Read More..
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I was struck by the title of a recent blog post "Customer as Enemy" by Gartner Research Director Aneel Lakhani. It's a short post so I have included it here below:I saw this question come through on my Facebook feed. The context... Read More..
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Follow Russell on twitter at @RussRothsteinITWith all of the hype around the benefits of private clouds, many IT teams are feeling the pressure to race ahead with their cloud strategy. I've noticed that with all of the pressure and excitement, many... Read More..
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Follow Russell on twitter @RussRothsteinITPrivate cloud computing is set to significantly transform enterprise IT, and promises to deliver cost savings, greater agility and improved scalability. However, there is a dark side to private clouds - they significantly distort the visibility... Read More..
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Russell Rothstein blogs about cloud computing, performance management, business service management and related topics, examining how new technologies and business models impact the dynamic IT service management market.

Russell Rothstein

Russell Rothstein has spent his 20+ year career in the enterprise technology industry at the crossroads between technology and business. He has spoken at industry events including Interop, CloudConnect, CMG, Red Herring, and TeleManagement World. Russell is currently Founder and CEO of IT Central Station, a B2B social networking site that provides user reviews and ratings of enterprise software, hardware and services. Previously, Russell was Vice President of Product Marketing at OpTier, a vendor of application performance management (APM) solutions. Before joining OpTier, Russell was AVP Product Marketing at OPNET Technologies (Nasdaq: OPNT) where he helped lead the company’s focus into APM. He was co-founder and CEO of Zettapoint, a venture-backed enterprise software startup that was acquired by EMC, and ran marketing for Open Sesame, a Web 1.0 startup that was acquired by Bowne/RR Donnelley (NYSE:BNE). Russell began his career at Oracle, deploying Oracle Applications for Fortune 1000 companies. Russell received a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University, an MS in Technology and Policy from MIT and an MS in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Follow Russell on twitter at @RussRothsteinIT .

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