Procurement maturity model Just as no single venue is the right destination for all computing workloads, a single way of consuming IT is unlikely to satisfy most customers. Some applications will warrant the 'Lego bricks' flexibility and control of a set of primitives that can be put together in unique and powerful ways, while others favor the turnkey convenience of fully managed services – with infinite variations and combinations in between.
Giving customers access to more knowledge and partner expertise has been a guiding principle of Cloud28+ since its inception. We believe that empowering the supply chain – vendors, partners, and customers alike – through a community approach provides a solid basis for all parties to make more informed choices and create new services and ways to sell those services. As the world becomes more hybrid, it’s critical to have the right tools and go-to advisors to evaluate Cloud buying decisions.
Context Virtual machines from pretty much all cloud providers are charged based on the time that a virtual machine exists. It is this ability to pay in arrears for on-demand resources, as opposed to paying up front for a longer commitment, that has led to the cloud revolution taking place today. The standard unit of time used to be the hour, with buyers having to pay for each hour of consumption, even if that whole hour wasn't used.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".