Why is it that cloud computing is maturing but adoption is lagging? This
transformational approach has huge potential but compared to the buzz
surrounding it, enterprises are just taking baby steps towards widespread
adoption. When invited by IBM to do a tweet chat on “Accelerating the
Adoption of Cloud”, I liked the opportunity because of the widespread
discussion around it as well as controversial enterprise adoption efforts
made by “Shadow IT”, a common term used for folks who bypass corporate IT
to start their own cloud initiatives.
Another aspect of this tweet chat was that it was centered about integrated
systems, another transformational technology destined to change enterprise IT
initiatives. Similar systems have been around since IBM made a big bet on the
System 360 mainframe family in the 60's. What we're seeing today is a
higher level of integration tha... (more)
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How is Apple’s success influencing the future of computing? Force.com and
Google Apps now have marketplaces similar to the Apple App store whose target
is businesses not consumers.
You will get very few of these free or something that costs just a couple of
bucks. These apps usually these have monthly maintenance fees associated with
these and a lot of them have a “freemium” model, free for limited
functions with a cost for value-added functionality. This is probably going
to change the way business applications are delivered.
Going from an in-premise model ... (more)
Recently a number of companies have been talking about cloud certifications.
The topics cover security, resilience and HIPAA among other certifications.
The federal leadership in cloud computing talks about centralized
Cloud computing certifications should belong in broad categories, for
Standards: Do products or solutions adhere to industry or technology
standards e.g security, etc Communications: Platform portability and
inter-cloud communications should fall here. Encapsulation of multiple
standards become important here. Individual certifications:... (more)
A lot of vendors are announcing “cloud washed” solutions that is just
adding to the hype in this nascent technology. It also adds to customer
cynicism on what really makes is a cloud solution? I see an increasing number
of ISV’s say we have a cloud-enabled solution. Sometimes it is just press
release that they have “announced” a cloud solution in partnership with a
hosting provider. Under the covers, this press release is just the capability
to host their application in the data center of the hosting company. This is
the kind of solution that customers have been doing for years a... (more)
Having purchased a MacBook Pro in early June, I was been struggling to use
it. The problem was that I always used Windows/MS-DOS ever since I have used
a PC. I remember booking my first trip online through Prodigy running on
MS-DOS and considering it a huge accomplishment when I showed up in Frankfurt
and they had my reservation at the hotel.
I use Google for e-mail, AOL Instant Messenger/Gtalk for messaging and Chrome
for a browser. I was wondering how my MacBook Pro would work with all these
products. After trying to do it on my own, I decided to go to the local Apple
store an... (more)