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Many of the articles on this blog have been published including:

  • Western Sydney Business Access (formerly Parramatta Business Access) magazine, published by Wallburg Development Press and Parramatta chamber of commerce (http://www.parramattabusinessaccess.com.au/)
  • Strategic Facilities CIO magazine, published in Asia Pacific by PSG Global Publications, Singapore.   For original articles.
    1.  The Structure of the new IT Frontier: Cloud Computing – Part I:  http://www.buyya.com/papers/CloudArticle1-StrategicFacilitities-Issue9.pdf
    2. The Structure of the new IT Frontier: Market Oriented Computing – Part II  http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.180.8250&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Improving value for businesses and exploring new technology is purpose of this blog.        The Zebra represents a metaphor of a wild creature from the frontier, thus representative of the familiar but wild landscape of IT, including the latest iteration of cloud computing.

Dexter Duncan (Texdexter) provides consulting services to IT industry and has worked with start-ups over the last ten years.   Dexter’s international career has taken him to Texas,  Silicon Valley, Singapore and Sydney in global, regional and local roles.  Past experience includes managing small and large teams in Marketing,  Product Management and Sales Engineering at Nortel Networks including product marketing responsibility for over $100 million USD in sales.  With more than 17 years in IT including many management roles in Asia Pacific & Australia, Dexter has marketing, business development and product management experience.     One of his hobbies/past experiences is to produce films that educate our next generation on good behavior towards others and our surroundings, so you may occasionally see a blog post on ethics.    Dexter was born in Texas, often wears his Texas boots and has Bachelor of Science degree (Electrical Engineering) from Texas A & M University.

For more information, see my LinkedIn profile.

Some of my clients and/or contributors whose work appears on my site:

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is Founder and CEO of Manjrasoft Pty Ltd and is also Director of CLOUDs Laboratory at University of Melbourne.   

Chaker Khabbaz is MD and one of the founders of Empower IT Solutions and Empower CS Solutions.   The Empower group have provided web-based software and IT services to more than 100 companies in Australia.     Their consulting practice includes managed service and software solutions based on Microsoft CRM, SharePoint and custom solution using .NET frameworks.

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