All Posts Tagged With: "Cloud"
Every year I spend time thinking about what changes we will see in technology during the next year. It’s always a tough call as most changes only gain a foothold slowly and gradually over time. They creep upon us so that they become the new normal, stuff that we can’t imagine not having or [...]Continue Reading
Globally the annual mid-market (companies with fewer than 1000 staff) spend for IT hardware, software and services exceeds $250B acording to Andy Monshaw, IBM’s General Manager for Mid-Market. Andy lives and breathes mid-market, he personally leads as many as 15 end user and IBM partner round tables a month, spending his time listening to customer problems and getting intimately [...]Continue Reading
Google has the most amazingly clear terms of service for their cloud products. The terms are take it or leave it, no promises, no commitments and no come-back. I love the statement that there is no warrant that the quality of services will meet your expectations. It’s a gem. Thanks to Harqs Singh for [...]Continue Reading
Most people who read this won’t have a clue what a Hollerith punched card is. I only just caught the end of the era at University where I learned to program in FORTRAN coding one punched card at a time. Once the stack of cards was complete, I delivered it to the computer operator for [...]Continue Reading
Today Microsoft and HP announced an expanded partnership in order to deliver fully integrated application to hardware stacks. It’s a brilliant move, absolutely stunningly smart and spot on for HP. I wrote about Oracle VM and the fully integrated stack that Larry Ellison has been promoting to his customers. Superficially it might seem like a [...]Continue Reading
The Hot Aisle ran a poll recently asking you all about Cloud Storage and we got some very interesting results from over 5600 respondents: We asked the question – Does Cloud Storage have to be delivered as an Object Store? Here are my observations:- A surprising number of folks don’t know what Cloud Storage is! [...]Continue Reading