Dave Roberts and Scott Bils will both be speaking at Interop on Tuesday, May 7. Dave is organizing, speaking, and moderating the Enterprise Cloud Summit, Private Clouds Workshop. Scott will be doing a session titled When to Build Your Private Cloud in the Private Clouds Workshop. The workshop will include great sessions on: Cloud economics, [...]
In 1939, the world plunged into the Second World War, lasting the better part of six years. All the major powers of the time were involved. Numerous fronts opened up, with large campaigns in Asia, Africa, Europe, and skirmishes even in the Americas. In the end, the victors set the policies that directed world affairs [...]
TechCrunch reported yesterday that Gartner has released its annual forecast of IT spending growth. The analyst firm says that global IT spending will grow by 4.1 percent, to $3.8 trillion in 2013. That’s up from 2.1 percent growth in 2012, indicating some signs of economic recovery in the tech sector. Overall, the big winners are [...]
When you ask people, “What is are the biggest benefits of cloud computing?” you’re likely to get a couple top answers: reduced IT costs and increased business agility. But when you probe people beyond that, asking them, “How does cloud computing help with those things?” the conversation quickly turns mushy.
GigaOm is reporting that Comscore just released new numbers on mobile market share in the USA. As expected, Android remains in the top spot with more than 50% market share, spread across multiple vendors. Apple’s iOS reported in with nearly 38% market share. Android share fell 1.3 points from October, however, while iOS rose by 3.5 points. [...]
There is a battle heating up between ARM and Intel to see which processor architecture will rule in the 21st century. Intel x86 is the entrenched incumbent today, but ARM offers a distinct power advantage that may make it more attractive in the future. What’s the best CPU given the demands we see coming?
Earlier today, Canonical announced its intent to deliver a new version of Ubuntu, targeting smartphones. To highlight some directions for 2013 and sell the concept of an Ubuntu phone, Mark Shuttleworth delivered a virtual keynote video. In the video, Shuttleworth shows off the phone UI in detail, demonstrating how users can interact with the device. [...]
This one is a couple months old, but the headline caught my eye, as well as the analysis within. You know the punch line because we’ve already covered it — Windows 8 is the new Vista. But DailyTech asks, “Does it matter?” Increasingly Microsoft’s revenue stream is driven by licensing software (such as Office and [...]
In the old days, the CIO was responsible for delivering IT infrastructure to increase worker productivity. Increasingly, IT is part of the products we buy, in effect, becoming a new raw material for the business. And this requires a different kind of CIO leading radical IT transformation initiatives.
I wrote about Google’s first steps toward providing an Android app store for enterprises last week. Yesterday, a random tweet highlighting the post triggered a multi-hour Twitter discussion about the suitability of Android for enterprises and some specific issues for the enterprise Android app store.
When new technology comes onto the scene, it changes everything — temporarily — overturning the status quo and kicking off a mad scramble to understand and exploit the technology before competitors. Smart enterprises will accelerate past their rivals and gain market share at a phenomenal rate. But the opportunity is fleeting. If you have the [...]
Assuming you have a good knowledge of what cloud computing is all about, the next question is, “Which cloud service should I use?” The answer depends on many factors, including the size of your enterprise, what cloud characteristics are most important for you (security vs. reliability vs. cost, for instance), and whether you have developer [...]
I recently stumbled across an article by David Linthicum at GigaOm Pro talking about IT efficiency for cloud computing. In it, David discusses some of the findings from the Public Cloud Cost Benchmark Study conducted by The Big Data Group, pointing out where enterprises aren’t being as efficient as they could be with their cloud environments. Now, [...]
Cloud computing promises to deliver a new, modern, 21st-century IT infrastructure for your business. Before investing heavily in this technology, you need to make sure that you fully understand cloud computing benefits and risks so that you can reap the most gain while avoiding unintended consequences. Cloud Computing Benefits People cite a number of benefits [...]