Allen Falcon
CEO & Pragmatic Evangelist
  • Westborough, MA,
  • MA,
  • United States
Member Since: 2009/06/09
Industry: Computer & IT
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Professional Background
CEO
Cumulus Global
September 2006 – Present
Based on Boston; Serving the US and Canada
Cloud computing is not about replacing in-house system or changing technologies.  Cloud computing is about using technology and services to achieve results.

We understand that businesses, governments, schools, and nonprofits want to work smarter; that you want be more efficient, and that you want to empower your team and foster success.

We design, deliver, and support cloud solutions that expand how you communicate and improve your ability to collaborate, while protecting your data and simplifying your IT. And, we help you and your team adopt new solutions and take advantage of their new capabilities.
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Education
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science Honors
Computer and Communication Sciences
1981 – 1987
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Full Biography

As CEO of Cumulus Global, I have a unique opportunity to combine passions and interests into pragmatic solutions that leverage leading-edge technologies and services.  I get to sit at the crossroads of small and mid-size business and cloud computing.  I have the honor of mixing education with transformational technologies.

Is Google Apps the solution for all small and mid-size business and for every school?  No.  Will cloud computing delivery tangible results for every potential deployment?  No.

Google Apps, and cloud computing in general, are, however, worthy of serious consideration.  Smaller organizations can tap the same resources and capabilities of their larger competitors, customers, and vendors.  These capabilities enable efficiencies and opportunities that until now required too much time and money.  Hence, my evangelical zeal for cloud computing and for Google Apps is tempered by more than 20 years in IT.  Having held roles from software engineer and program manager to support director and CIO, I understand that first and foremost, IT solutions need to help organizations achieve their goals and objectives.  Features and functions, benefits and values, must fit with operations, needs, priorities, and budget.

The best part of my job is helping organizations grow and thrive by bringing together solutions that not only solve problems, but enable new opportunities.


Specialties:
Cloud Computing
Google Apps for Business / Government / Education
Information Services and Technology Management
IT Strategy and Planning
IT Financial Planning and Budgets

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