Brocade’s Simon Pamplin: Digging deep into the future of SDN
With software defined networking (SDN), the network as we know it, along with the way businesses use computing processes, could be changed beyond all recognition.
And Brocade is at the very heart of that shift, being founder members of OpenFlow and OpenStack and pushing ahead with technologies that ensure its customers are SDN-ready.
Separating the data and control planes, SDN, as the name suggests, puts a layer of software between the components a network runs on and the network admin running them, leading...
Lost in mobility: How location, opportunity, skills and time changed IT
In the mobile revolution, modern IT organizations can take advantage of the big loads of data spilling out of phones and tablets to work smarter and faster. These clingy devices are highly efficient information aggregators. By adding context to each customer engagement, IT can pair a specific job with the best available service agent, based on whereabouts and situation, experience and schedule.
While most sensory data, such as
It's not you, it's me: How IT can stop the mobility-cloud break up
Enterprises see a lot of promise in mobile devices. Their users should be more productive now that they can craft presentations on the go. Their employees should have more opportunities to collaborate now that they can share documents anytime via their smartphones. Right?
Well, not really. For too many businesses, the promise of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has been swallowed up by mobile workflow challenges and insecure, consumer-grade cloud sharing solutions.
It would be easy to predict the...
21 most admired companies making IT a competitive advantage
Enterprise mobility was an omnipresent theme at #MWC2013
Richard Absalom, Analyst, Consumer Impact Technology, OvumAt this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the topic of enterprise mobility was everywhere – literally, the stands exhibiting all the vendors operating in the space were spread throughout the eight vast halls of Fira Gran Via. Everywhere you looked there were vendors showing off their approaches to enterprise mobility management (EMM), highlighting the importance of mobility for businesses right now: the size of the demand is so big, and there are so many...
Retail: The next industry to be disrupted by the cloud?
I watched with interest recently an interview with NetSuite CEO, Zach Nelson on Bloomberg TV. During the interview Nelson stated his belief that retail wasn’t dead and that Apple had shown the way to all retailers with regards customer experience. Nelson also stated that in his mind, retail would be the next industry to be “disrupted by the cloud”.
In this blog I will examine some of the...
2013 roundup of mobility, smartphone and tablet forecasts
Mobile integration and hybrid cloud to be expected in 2013
By Jon SmithWith more and more firms looking to cut down on digital storage space in 2013, one area of IT management that is set to expand is the reliance on cloud computing. The cloud industry is still in its relative infancy, although there are already key trends that are expected to develop in the industry this year.
Integrated cloud and mobile
The reliance between mobile and cloud activities is expected to become all the stronger in 2013. More and more mobile applications are linked to cloud...