VMworld 2014 – My Impressions of Cloud Announcements

VMworld 2014 took place in San Francisco, CA this week, with ~22,000 attendees descending for the annual event that showcases VMware’s newest announcements and product/service advancements.  I attended once again to pay particular attention to VMware’s cloud movements.  Here are a few of my impressions. vCloud Air Read the source article at Gartner Blog Network

The Video of our “Social Software Smackdown: Yammer Versus Box Versus Salesforce” is Now Available Online

This week at our Catalyst Conference in San Diego, I hosted our first ever “Social Software Smackdown,” a panel discussion among Chris Yeh (Box), Steve Gillmor (salesforce.com) and Adam Pisoni (Yammer). I am happy to report that the video of this session is now available from Gartner Events on Demand (note: requires registration or login…

How the Role of Chief Marketing Technologist is Changing.

How the Role of Chief Marketing Technologist is Changing.

The role of chief marketing technologist hasn’t even reached its tenth anniversary. Yet it’s already starting to change.  Why? In many cases, marketing executives are recalibrating the role to focus on more strategic efforts. For example, one CMO I recently interviewed told me she had inadvertently tasked her chief marketing technologist with the type of …

From Big Data to Actionable Data: Has Our Biology Failed Us, or Have We Failed to Use It?

From Big Data to Actionable Data: Has Our Biology Failed Us, or Have We Failed to Use It?

The 21st Century has seen technology contribute life-altering realities like getting from New York to Beijing in less than 14 hours or grandparents using Facetime to see their newly anointed “Princes” and “Princesses” of future generations. New technologies have not only democratized widespread access of information worldwide, it has created new ways of providing cheaper…

Don’t Get Bullied by IT

Don’t Get Bullied by IT

In a modern world of self-service technology, enterprises have been introduced to a new technology — shadow IT. Shadow IT, also known as rogue IT or stealth IT, can be defined as IT systems and hardware and software solutions that are not approved or supported by an organization’s IT department. This includes, but is not…

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The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at…

Cloud Computing Offers Key Benefits For Small, Medium Businesses

Cloud Computing Offers Key Benefits For Small, Medium Businesses

A growing number of small and medium businesses in the United States rely on as a means of deploying mission-critical software products. Prior to the advent of cloud-based products — software solutions delivered over the Internet – companies were often forced to invest in servers and other products to run software and store data. The…

Are Cloud Servers The Right Choice For Your Business?

Are Cloud Servers The Right Choice For Your Business?

Cloud servers offer power, flexibility, reliability, and client friendly hosting for small and medium businesses that have outgrown shared hosting. New business hosting clients are bombarded with an incredible diversity of different choices for their site’s hosting. It can be a challenge to negotiate the range of platforms and the marketing hype that many hosting…

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery  Business downtime can be detrimental without a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Only 6% of businesses that experience downtime without a plan will survive long term. Less than half of all businesses that experience a disaster are likely to reopen their doors. There are many causes of data loss and…

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal IBM and SAP have shaken the cloud computing world this afternoon with the announcement of one of the largest cloud deals in the industry’s history – bringing together two of the largest technology companies in a bid to offer a more holistic service to their clients. SAP…

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Three Issues Facing the Internet of Things

Three Issues Facing the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things  The potential of the internet of things is enormous. While we might still be some years away from the technology reaching its zenith, the effect it is already having on our everyday lives is huge; from assisting the disabled to monitoring our health, the internet of things is slowly starting to…

Cloud Concerns – 4 Reasons Businesses Should Ease Their Mind

Cloud Concerns – 4 Reasons Businesses Should Ease Their Mind

Easing Your Cloud Concerns For all the buzz surrounding cloud computing, some companies are still not buying in. The benefits that come from using the cloud are already well documented, and while adoption rates have risen in recent years, a number of organizations remain opposed to the idea. There is no single reason for this…

A Look Into The Crystal Ball: Predictions For 2015

A Look Into The Crystal Ball: Predictions For 2015

Predictions For 2015 At the start of a new year we have the opportunity to look ahead and think about what trends will likely shape the coming months. 2015 is poised to be transformative for government agencies and enterprises, as an increasing number of organizations look to modernize their computing environments, expand their focus on…

Top Predictions From The IDC FutureScape

Top Predictions From The IDC FutureScape

The IDC FutureScape FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–International Data Corporation (IDC) recently held the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Government 2015 Predictions Web conference, which highlighted predictions based on a new IDC FutureScape report. Featuring IDC Government Insights analysts Alison Brooks, Ph.D., Mukesh Chulani, Massimiliano Claps, Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Baogui Ding, Shawn McCarthy, Adelaide O’Brien, Gerald Wang, Alan Webber,…

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

The Internet of Things Is About To Explode By 2020, Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion worldwide. It’s an astoundingly large figure given that the sector barely existed three years ago. We are now rapidly evolving toward a world in which just about everything will become…

Top Six 2015 IoT Predictions: The Rise of IoT 2.0

Top Six 2015 IoT Predictions: The Rise of IoT 2.0

Top Six 2015 IoT Predictions Sansa Security, a leading provider of embedded security technologies, today revealed the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) predictions for 2015, highlighting six of the top trends to watch out for next year. 1. The Rise of IoT 2.0: The biggest problem with IoT devices today is that most of them…

IDC Reveals Worldwide Internet of Things Predictions for 2015

IDC Reveals Worldwide Internet of Things Predictions for 2015

Within the next five years, more than 90% of all IoT data will be hosted on service provider platforms as cloud computing reduces the complexity of supporting IoT “Data Blending” FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– International Data Corporation (IDC) today hosted the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Internet of Things 2015 Predictions Web conference. The presentation provided organizations with insight…

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