Michael Bolanos


About Michael Bolanos

Professional IT Consultant, Entrepreneur, Friend of Humans, Animals, and Earth.


Cloud Solutions

Steps to getting a Small Business on the Cloud (for a competitive advantage)

Over the years we have helped people get on the Cloud, and we have seen how many resourceful businesses got themselves there on their own. These days there is so much to choose from the choices can be a daunting task to sort through.  Let us see if we can […]


Who is NIST and what can Standards do for my business?

Without having to reinvent the wheel, you can find information on how to secure your data from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST.) As system administrators we use NIST for quite a few references.  Namely, the NIST National Vulnerability Security Database.  NIST has established standards for just about […]

Computer Bugs & Exploits

Computer Bugs & Exploits

Designing a Secure Cloud Model (for Small businesses)

These days even the Intelligence Community is using the Cloud to pool resources for greater efficiency and cost savings.  But there is great planning in the Security and operational aspects of these computing resources.  A hybrid approach would seem almost necessary to allow for disaster recovery. When planning a Cloud […]


Cloud Computing & the Economies of Scale (for Small Businesses)

Cloud computing, as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is a model for enabling “… convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service […]

The Birds, The Bees, Cloud Computing