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The term fabric computing is gaining rapid popularity, but currently mostly within the hardware community. In fact, according to a recent report, over 50% of attendees at the recent Datacenter Summit had implemented, or are in the process of implementing, fabric computing. Time to take...
The decision framework for cloud migration that US Federal CIO Vivek Kundra recently published as part of his Federal cloud computing strategy, offers advice applicable to all organizations. In my last blog, a cloud of two speeds, I mentioned Vivek Kundra's very readable cloud strate...
Cloud computing can be seen as an important enabler for more user and business empowerment. Traditionally we consideredany IT outside the IT department’s purview“Rogue IT” or “Shadow IT”. In this blog we examine how further user empowerment may impact the future of corporate IT. Rogu...
This week, Gartner is holding their Symposium/ITxpo to Europe in Cannes .  For some reason the industry seems to be cramming all their events in the two short
You may have missed it in the flurry of news from Apple, but VMware recently signaeled two trends at their annual get-together, the combination of these two trends however has some distinct consequences, that so far did not get picked up by the media. Let me start with a disclaimer a...
With security and legal concerns being slowly addressed by the industry, lock-in and standards are rapidly becoming the biggest concerns regarding cloud computing. If the cloud industry is to make good on its promise, these will need to somehow be addressed. Let’s examine some recent d...
IT vendor lock-in is as old as the IT industry itself. Some may even argue that lock-in is unavoidable when using any IT solution, regardless of whether we use it “on premise” or “as a service”. To determine whether this is the case, we examine traditional lock-in and the to-be-expecte...
In 1943 former IBM president Thomas J. Watson allegedly said: “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers". Will cloud computing prove Watson to be right after all?
Cloud Computing is the most discussed IT innovation of recent times. This Primer provides a structured overview of what Cloud Computing is and what the potential benefits and risks are. In addition it explores how Cloud Computing will impact IT management and IT's role in the organizat...