The I&O team needs to decide whether they embrace the fact that the business is going to the cloud and simply go along -- knowing full well that such a path could lead to their own obsolescence. Or do they "take arms" against this betrayal, build a private cloud and force the business back in line?
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The thing that leaves people scratching their heads is the mantra, Design for mobile first! "What does that mean, exactly?," they ask. "Is it about user interface design?" The industry answer is that it's about user experience design, but that's not quite right. Design for mobile first! is really about business design.
I said last year that this would happen sometime in the first half of this year, but for some reason my colleagues and clients have kept asking me exactly when we would see a real ARM server running a real OS. How about now?
In the latest evolution of its Linux push, IBM has added to its non-x86 Linux server line with the introduction of new dedicated Power 7 rack and blade servers that only run Linux. “Hah”, you say!
If you wanted to see the full spectrum of cloud choices that are coming to market today you only have to look at these two efforts as they are starting to evolve.
While the bulk of the enterprise IT market grumbles about the maturity and security of cloud computing services, it looks like the media & entertainment segment is just doing it.
42% of employees admit to using their own computer or smartphone to do their jobs, and 27% say they have better tech at home than at work. Why not unleash employees' productive potential by giving them freedom, and implementing a bring-your-own-computer policy?
Make no mistake, successful implementation of social business and collaboration solutions requires standard IT diligence and the usual roles to apply it.
Today's move by Citrix to put its CloudStack IaaS solution into the Apache Foundation says more about the state of the cloud market than it does about OpenStack.
What comes to mind when you hear "end user"? If you're like most of us, your mind has a conjured-up impression of a cosmically clueless person who actually gave you a hard time once, and the picture is now your mind's own avatar for everyone you support.