Integration is the Future of PPM
Enterprise Cloud Applications Ongoing Impact on IT
MaaS – Municipality-as-a-Service
As I have been learning about the government sector, for purposes of developing new Cloud solutions for this market, I realized that actually the most interesting dimension to it is not the technology, but rather the potential it offers for economic development.
Certainly of course the technology is great and offers real benefits like reducing...
Why the Way We Work Will Never Be the Same Again
Guest Post By Rick Blaisdell: CTO at ConnectEdu
Many journalists are comparing the rise of cloud computing with the invention of electricity. Now, we know that journalists are usually prone to the use of hyperbole, as electricity has completely changed the way humans live, and we are now completely dependent on it. What about cloud computing?
Predicting Cloud Computing Adoption Rates
Enterprise Cloud Computing and The Services Led Organization
Charge! That’s the rallying cry not of your IT on the way to the Cloud, but your business units as they use their corporate American Express (AMEX) cards to buy Cloud services. The Cloud, like the Internet before it, it seems deceptively easy.
Back then, it was just connect. Done. Today, it’s just subscribe. Done. The illusion is powerful and seductive, isn’t it?
As a C-level executive, you know better though. Being the CEO, CIO, or other senior executive responsible for running a global business with more than 10,000+...
Top Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 3Q 2011
Are you wondering who is gaining mind share in the 3rd quarter of 2011? Well wonder no more. Lets take a look at the Top Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share, and The Leaderboard (Up and Coming Cloud Innovators, Movers and Shakers). As you know, Cloud computing has gone mainstream, and large enterprise information technology companies must continue their rapid restructuring to an on-demand model enhancing their portfolios largely through acquisitions. So lets see how they’re doing.
Here are the most recent changes this quarter, and a quick look at the 2011 acquisitions (2010 activity can be found here).
- ARM Holdings buys Obsidian (RAVEN)
- Black Duck Software acquires Olliance (Open Source Strategy Consulting)
- BMC acquires Aeroprise (Mobile)
- CA acquires Torokina Networks (Service Assurance Management)
- CA Technologies buys ITKO (Application Development)
- CA Technologies buys Watchmouse (SaaS Monitoring)
- CenturyLink acquires Savvis (Managed Hosting Services)
- Cisco picks up Pari Networks (Network / Change Management)
- Cisco acquires Versly (Collaboration)
- Cisco acquires newScale (Data Center Services)
- Citrix closes Netviewer acquisition (Software-as-a-Service -SaaS)
- Citrix acquires Cloud.com (CloudStack)
- CoreLogic acquires Dorado (Transaction Management – PaaS)
- CSC acquires AppLabs (Software Testing)
- CSC acquires Maricom (BI and DM)
- Dell to acquire InSite One (Healthcare/ Medical Storage, DR)
- Dell SecureWorks acquisition (Security)
- Dell acquires Force10 (Networking)
- Google acquires SayNow (Social Voice Platform)
- Google acquires Zagat (Content / Reviews)
- Google buys Motorola Mobility (Mobile)
- HP Buys Vertica (Real-Time Analytics)
- HP acquires Autonomy (Information Management Software)
- Infor Launches Bid For Lawson (Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP)
- Intel to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems (Ethernet Switch)
- Intel to acquire Infineon’s Wireless Unit (Mobile)
- Microsoft acquires Skype (Communications)
- NetApp acquires Akorri (Infrastructure Optimization)
Cloud Identity and Security Best Practices
Central to developing our abilities to provide Government Cloud Computing is the best practice focus area of Cloud Identity and Security.
I group these two together, both “Cloud IdAM” (
The Benefits of Cloud Computing [INFOGRAPHIC]
Convergence: People, Processes, Polices and Products
Convergence: People, Processes, Polices and Products
By Greg Schulz
Converged and dynamic infrastructures, cloud and virtual environments are popular themes and industry trends with different levels of adoption and deployment occurring. Although are you focusing on products, or the other Ps, that is
The Advent of the Privileged Cloud
What’s in a name? Well, it could be a lot. In fact, the name we assign something can have a huge impact of our perception of that thing. Would you eat reconstituted chicken parts? Thanks to whomever decided to call that a “nugget” you might.
On the other hand, sometimes we come up with a name for something that makes a great idea seem much less great. Remember New Coke? It registered quite well on blind taste tests. The problem was...
Paranoia Will Destroy Ya
There’s an amusingly pugnacious post over at ZDNet by Ken Hess that asks why so many people seem to be paranoid about cloud computing.
Hess, with tongue in cheek (I think), conjures images of survivalist loonies in describing the mistrust that some of his readers apparently exhibit towards cloud. That seem like a bit much, but what with all the vendor hype surrounding cloud, I wouldn’t blame buyers for being...
The Cloud’s Tipping Point
I always enjoy hearing from those of you who have come to the conclusion that Cloud computing will not work, and decided you will not be developing plans to shift your business to the Cloud.
Sometimes the analysis is sound. More often than not, it omits key variables.
Perhaps you relied too much on vendor input for key variables in your analysis, or on your own in-house staff that may not necessarily have the skills, experience, or vested interest in such analysis. After all, how often do they undertake such...
5 Simple Rules for Creating a Cloud Strategy
Is Cloud Computing 25% of Your Annual IT Expenditure Growth? [Infographic]
10 Questions with VI’s Patrick McCarthy
What Do You know? Our Survey Results
Perception Differences between Adopters and Non-Adopters of Cloud
What makes some enterprises adopt cloud computing while others, despite being well informed, decline the opportunity? IaaS providers tout lower cloud computing cost, boast easy scalability, and assure security; but these marketing messages have enticed only 10% of U.S. firms to adopt cloud deployments thus far and another 10% plan to do so within the next 2 years. Are some identifiable cloud computing problems preventing the other...