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The biggest barrier to enterprise cloud adoption continues to be security, but cost benefits are causing them to evaluate cloud options. While attending the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2013 conference, I spoke to enterprise customers who described how they have benefited from AWS cloud services. One converted a $70K bid from a systems integrator for a hosted website and implemented it on AWS for less than $7K. Another customer estimated the cost of acquiring an on-premises business intelligence solution for $200K plus maintenance compared to under $10K a year on AWS. I believe that savings like this will prompt enterprises to assess and migrate applications to the public cloud while addressing privacy and security concerns. While AWS has cornered the market for startups, it has upped its efforts to drive broad enterprise cloud implementation at the ... (more)

Next Generation Integrated IT Platforms

An announcement today by IBM is trying to solve an IT development and delivery problem that has been perpetually vexing CIOs.  It is similar to what the automotive industry has been trying for years – self-driving cars(a.k.a. automation in IT) that also give great gas mileage (a.k.a. optimization in IT). IBM’s PureSystems promises automated tools as well as efficiency on the network and storage level speeding the delivery time of IT solutions.  It came at the heels of a similar announcement by HP called Converged Cloud. Why is IBM doing this?  The challenge from public clouds is p... (more)

Commentary: VMworld and Cloud Adoption in Enterprises

Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Having never attended VMworld before, I shared my travel plans with a friend who works with web platforms in a Fortune 50 company.  A web platform in any organization has big possibilities of leveraging cloud technology.   He commented: “Now VMware is a real cloud company.”  As a result of this comment, I went to VMworld with increased expectations from VMware’s cloud marketing message that obviously resonates with enterprise customers. Despite all the efforts made to market cloud technology, enterprise adoption of cloud solutions is lag... (more)

Enterprise Social Adoption Challenges

I have attended IBM's Lotusphere conference many times, but this year was a different experience. The long-familiar yellow Lotus branded signs were missing as the conference was renamed "IBM Connect." The move away from Lotus branding was expected after IBM's recent repositioning of Lotus products, along with some new acquisitions under the umbrella of IBM Collaboration Solutions. The change also reflects IBM's overall direction away from selling products to customers to focusing on business outcomes. The three main themes of the Connect 2013 conference were Social Business, Sma... (more)

My Journey From RobustCloud to IDC

Starting next month, I will take up the role of Research Manager in the Platform as a Service Practice with International Data Corporation (IDC). After spending 5 years evangelizing cloud computing as an independent consultant and analyst, I will now leverage my skills at IDC by focusing on one of the emerging and fast growing facets of cloud computing. The past five years have been one heck of a ride interspersed with dozens of conferences, speaking engagements and short consulting activities. Along the way I interacted with the best of cloud experts, analysts, customers and ve... (more)