Yes, Tesla, Musk and Napoleon were leaders 7x24. If work is your passion, do it until you drop. Earlier in my career when I was at PC Week, I frequently put in 12 hour days and was on the road three weeks a month. I was passionate about the job and journalism. Still am, but have throttled back a bit.
If Tesla and Musk are at the top innovation pyramid, I am a few layers down where most professionals are..
The private cloud, Stan, would still be a service. However, hybrid cloud also embraces homegrown data centers as part of the mix. I can't think of another department other than IT that would oversee those. It's never all or nothing. IT would still have territory even as service brokering becomes a bigger part of its role.
I usually agree with you, Jamal, but time 'working' is not the measure of success. Working 80-100 hours a week is nuts for most people. Working hard, yes...but that doesn't mean inspiration and great ideas are all spawned in the office or 'at work.' There absolutely is a thing called working smarter.
Last week I was talking to public sector clients who are in the process of moving to cloud. We discussed how best to do that, knowing they want to stay vendor independent, and the subject of the service broker was discussed in quite some details. However, technology is not the most difficult aspect of that transition. It’s actually the evolution of the organization. We spend quite some time discussing that aspect of things.
More and more articles point to the uptake of cloud in enterprises. And, if I believe the interactions I have with CIOs, it is definitely the case. The big question is whether to go private or public cloud. That, in my mind, is the wrong question. I’ve already mentioned several times that “one size does not fit all” when we talk about the cloud.
Just read an article “Nokia planning phablet for 2013”. The original information appeared in the Financial Times. Yes they put the word “phablet” into brackets, but everybody seems to know what they mean. Wonderful language that keeps expanding itself.
The world is increasingly becoming digital and interconnected. At the moment, our main focus is on human interactions, but that is changing quickly. The machine to machine communication is slowly but surely increasing.