Cloud can save you a lot of money - if you use it effectively. But cloud users have developed bad habits which are leading to inefficiencies, blogs James Staten.
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Promising the business a cloud delivered within your own data center, and then failing to provide basic functionality of a cloud, will just make future initiatives and interactions even harder.
The workforce computing landscape has become radically more complex, and the resources that employees need are shifting rapidly from inside the firewall to outside. Consumerization of both devices and services is disrupting the client management vendor landscape as we've known it.
Hosted Virtual Desktops are a bit like driving in the snow. Every link in the chain between the data on a hard drive in the datacenter and the pixels on the user's screen introduces a delay that the user perceives as lag, and the laws of physics apply.
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?
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.