Todd D. Lyle is a leader. Currently his focus is on educating organizations about the potential for harnessing the human element through use of the cloud via a cloud services brokerage.
His fascination with the possibilities of information technologies began when he was issued his first “laptop” while serving as a young lieutenant in a U.S. Army aviation regiment in South Korea. In 1988, a bulky Zenith SuperSport 286 portable computer was his first brush with “mobile” computing.
Years later, having served with IFOR in Bosnia as a Force Protection Officer, Lyle returned home and obtained a Master of Science in Risk Control from the University of Wisconsin – Stout in the winter of 1998. Shortly thereafter he was offered a leadership position with a major technology company. It was while working at Microsoft that Lyle became interested in utility computing commonly referred to as the cloud.
Being well aware of the potential of cloud computing, in 2007 Lyle launched Duncan Cloud Services Brokerage to participate in the development, implementation and governance of this exciting new utility. At Duncan, Lyle assembled a business and technology savvy team that created “ingenious cloud computing services bundles that focus on affordable and customer-centric solutions.”
Today Lyle draws on his military and private sector experiences to teach and talk about continuity, operations, security, and best practices when it comes to people using the internet.
Lyle’s years of process development and his various wins and losses have allowed him to become a practical innovator in the realm of technology solutions. In 2013 Todd was encouraged to share “need to know technologies,” the result being the “Grounding The Cloud” series.
Articles by Todd Lyle
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Your online activities could open you up to a world of trouble, like hackers, identity thieves and malware. Here are some tips for keeping...
The cloud is catching on in business, but should your company go with the public cloud or private cloud? Author Todd D. Lyle discusses...
Author Todd D. Lyle discusses and compares the important features of today's top four cloud services: Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, Google...
Author Todd D. Lyle discusses cloud computing, the differences between different types of cloud services, their business applications and...
Author Todd D. Lyle shares an excerpt from his book, Grounding the Cloud: Basics and Brokerages. He discusses cloud services brokers, and...
Author Todd D. Lyle shares an excerpt from his book Grounding the Cloud: Basics and Brokerages, discussing different options for cloud...
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