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Todd Lyle

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.

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Articles by Todd Lyle


Big Data: Logistically Speaking Big Data: Logistically Speaking Big Data: Logistically Speaking Big Data: Logistically Speaking


Big data has revolutionized shipping, and therefore, business as we know it! The just-in-time method eliminates overhead and reduces cost,...

Channeling the Human Element: Policy, Procedure and Process Channeling the Human Element: Policy, Procedure and Process Channeling the Human Element: Policy, Procedure and Process Channeling the Human Element: Policy, Procedure and Process


Humans are increasingly relying on machines, but these machines still rely on human input and supervision in order to be effective

The Chip in the Card: EMV Chip Promises Increased Security for Payments The Chip in the Card: EMV Chip Promises Increased Security for Payments The Chip in the Card: EMV Chip Promises Increased Security for Payments The Chip in the Card: EMV Chip Promises Increased Security for Payments


Most people in the U.S. have been receiving new credit cards with embedded EMV chips, but not everyone knows the facts about them

Technology and Our Children: Too Much and Too Little Technology and Our Children: Too Much and Too Little Technology and Our Children: Too Much and Too Little Technology and Our Children: Too Much and Too Little


Schools are more high tech and advanced than ever. Technology can be a great way to engage students, but the schools and students without...

Beware! Your Devices Are Spying On You Beware! Your Devices Are Spying On You Beware! Your Devices Are Spying On You Beware! Your Devices Are Spying On You


While we welcome the latest technological advances into our lives, they may be providing our private information to others. What should we...

6 Free Ways to Take Control of Your Internet Privacy 6 Free Ways to Take Control of Your Internet Privacy 6 Free Ways to Take Control of Your Internet Privacy 6 Free Ways to Take Control of Your Internet Privacy


Your online activities could open you up to a world of trouble, like hackers, identity thieves and malware. Here are some tips for keeping...

Top 10 Reasons to Embrace the Public Cloud Top 10 Reasons to Embrace the Public Cloud Top 10 Reasons to Embrace the Public Cloud Top 10 Reasons to Embrace the Public Cloud


The cloud is catching on in business, but should your company go with the public cloud or private cloud? Author Todd D. Lyle discusses...

The Four Major Cloud Players: Pros and Cons The Four Major Cloud Players: Pros and Cons The Four Major Cloud Players: Pros and Cons The Four Major Cloud Players: Pros and Cons


Author Todd D. Lyle discusses and compares the important features of today's top four cloud services: Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, Google...

A Look at the Growth of Cloud Services A Look at the Growth of Cloud Services A Look at the Growth of Cloud Services A Look at the Growth of Cloud Services


Author Todd D. Lyle discusses cloud computing, the differences between different types of cloud services, their business applications and...

Grounding the Cloud: What You Need to Know About Cloud Service Brokers Grounding the Cloud: What You Need to Know About Cloud Service Brokers Grounding the Cloud: What You Need to Know About Cloud Service Brokers Grounding the Cloud: What You Need to Know About Cloud Service Brokers


Author Todd D. Lyle shares an excerpt from his book, Grounding the Cloud: Basics and Brokerages. He discusses cloud services brokers, and...

Grounding the Cloud: What You Need to Know About Cloud Services Grounding the Cloud: What You Need to Know About Cloud Services Grounding the Cloud: What You Need to Know About Cloud Services Grounding the Cloud: What You Need to Know About Cloud Services


Author Todd D. Lyle shares an excerpt from his book Grounding the Cloud: Basics and Brokerages, discussing different options for cloud...