Change management: The single biggest killer of business transformation

Behind every transformation is a story. In the world of technology, these stories are being told every day. From the small to medium enterprise starting its journey with automation, to the large organization migrating its heritage estate to the cloud, these changes are happening all around us. Do these changes just happen? Does somebody press […]

Gartner shows us a world of public cloud haves — and have-nots

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Some people — and I’m one of them — are cynical about the value of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants. But, sometimes they hit the nail on the head. And, they do just that in their most recent analysis of the Infrastrcuture-as-a-Service (IaaS) public cloud. In this analysis, we see one ruler: Amazon Web Services (AWS). Oh, Microsoft, […]

How many servers do you need for your cloud?

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One of the neat things about cloud, as a user, is that you don’t have to worry about how many servers you need. Need some more? Just spin them up. No fuss, no muss. But what about when you’re the cloud architect? You know — the guy or gal who must buy the servers that make up […]

Evaluating price and performance in the public cloud

Time to ask yourself, “Are you getting your money’s worth from your public cloud?” Take Snapchat, the popular mobile app that enables users to send videos and pictures that self destruct after a few seconds after viewing. Its parent company, Snap, is filing for its Intial Public Opening (IPO). In the filing, Snap revealed that it spends $400 […]

What’s ahead for the Infrastructure as a Service market?

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the most mature of all the cloud pillars and is offered by many providers. With IaaS, providers rent out computer hardware — servers, network technology, storage and data center space — so that organizations don’t have to buy it and install it in their own data centers. Customers can provision […]

The cloud land-grab continues: Netflix, Spotify, Bitly, GE Healthcare and DropBox

There is a land-grab going on between the various public cloud providers. Whether it’s AWS, IBM, Microsoft or Google, they are all wanting to declare victories and demonstrate their prowess. Alongside the continuous stream of technical and service announcements, each one has been wheeling out benchmark customers who have joined their cause. Google’s poster-child was Spotify: “As a company […]