Marc Wilczek

OpenStack private cloud revenues to outpace its public cloud revenues in 2018

By Marc Wilczek | December 19, 2017

OpenStack Private Cloud Revenues Growth of OpenStack private cloud will overtake public cloud revenue for hosting providers sooner than previously projected. OpenStack has witnessed huge rates of adoption over the past years and become the de facto standard for many

Critical Success Factors when shifting Workloads into the Cloud

By Marc Wilczek | September 12, 2017

Shifting Workloads into the Cloud By 2020, 92 percent of all workloads will reside in the cloud. Yet challenges remain. Here is how to make your journey a success. The cloud has become the preferred hosting location of choice, with

As Enterprises Execute Their Digital Strategies, New Multi-cloud Landscape Emerge

By Marc Wilczek | August 15, 2017

The Multi-cloud Landscape The digital universe is expanding rapidly, and cloud computing is building the foundation for almost infinite use cases and applications. Hence, it’s not surprising that of the Fortune 50 enterprises, 48 have publicly announced plans to adopt

Cloudification – Budgets are Shifting Toward a “Cloud-first” and “Cloud-only” Approach

By Marc Wilczek | June 19, 2017

Cloudification and the Budget Shift Gartner has recently predicted that by 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today. CIOs will increasingly leverage a multitude of cloud computing providers across the entire IT

Opportunities and Pitfalls When Hiring a Chief Data Officer

By Marc Wilczek | February 6, 2017

The Chief Data Officer As part of their digital roadmap, organizations are increasingly taking advantage of big data and making analytics a core aspect of their business. Many of these underline the strategic importance by adopting their organizational structure, with

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Advanced IoT Systems The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology trends interview explores how IT combines with IoT to help ...
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How To Be Data Compliant When Using The Cloud

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