CIO · Cloud

The opportunities for enterprise and SMB cloud open up

Companies are getting out of the data center business in droves. While much of this demand is headed toward colocation facilities, there is a growing movement to cloud-based providers. A company’s move to cloud is a journey that spans a number of different modes over a period of time. The workloads of a company do… Continue reading The opportunities for enterprise and SMB cloud open up

CIO · Cloud · Data · IoT

2016 is the year of data and relevance

Over the past few years, I have outlined my thoughts for the upcoming year. You can read those from past years here: Cloud Predictions for 2013 (12/14/12) CIO Predictions for 2014 (12/20/13) 5 things a CIO wishes for this holiday season (12/26/14) In 2016, data and relevance will play the leading role across the industry.… Continue reading 2016 is the year of data and relevance

Business · CIO · Data

Uncertainty is the only certainty in technology today

Last week was spent at the IBM InterConnect and Green Data Center conferences in Las Vegas and San Diego respectively. At each of the conferences, there were a ton of great conversations around the CIO, cloud computing, social media, big data analytics and data centers. While more details will come out in future posts, a… Continue reading Uncertainty is the only certainty in technology today

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3 reasons traditional enterprise vendors will fail

Many often ask for my thoughts on traditional enterprise vendors compared with their startup and mid-size contemporaries. Without going into naming names, let me outline a few real situations that happened in just the past week alone. Each of these are large traditional enterprise providers and publically traded on either the NYSE or NASDAQ exchanges:… Continue reading 3 reasons traditional enterprise vendors will fail

CIO · Cloud

The enterprise CIO is moving to a consumption-first paradigm

Take yourself back a couple of decades and the IT industry looked very different than it does today. Back then the number of solution choices was relatively limited and only available to those with the finances to afford it. Many of the core services had to be built from the ground up. Why? There simply… Continue reading The enterprise CIO is moving to a consumption-first paradigm

CIO · Data

Time’s up! Changing core IT principles

There is a theme gaining ground within IT organizations. In truth, there are a number of examples that support a common theme coming up for IT organizations. And this very theme will change the way solutions are built, configured, sold and used. Even the ecosystems and ancillary services will change. It also changes how we… Continue reading Time’s up! Changing core IT principles

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Are you ready to take on tomorrow’s IT? Think again.

Let’s get one thing out of the way right up front. The business of IT is very complex and getting increasingly more complex every day. It does not matter whether you are the buyer or the seller; the industry is evolving into a very different and complex beast. Evolution of the CIO How we, as… Continue reading Are you ready to take on tomorrow’s IT? Think again.