Former colleague and longtime editor of PC Magazine (RIP...it's only a web site now) Michael Miller wrote an interesting column about some of the latest Openstack developments. But in reading this, I am not sure cloud providers supporting these standards resolves the lock-in in issue. OpenStack's big summit was today and yesterday in San Diego.
That's according to a survey of 100 IT managers, 48% of whom said they plan to standardize on Microsoft OSes -- Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 and Windows RT tablet -- for their mobile platform. The survey was written up in an IDG News Service story and was conducted by ThinkEquity, a finance and research concern. Three months ago, Microsoft's share was 44% in the same survey.
Please comment if this does or doesn't dovetail with your mobile strategy.
Cloud computing is growing up, according to my 2014 outlook forecasts. It has reached the point where the cloud is commonplace, but that doesn't mean companies have maxed out of their cloud potential. Quite the opposite.
It's that time again when I make my forecasts for the new year. Sometimes, my predictions work out, sometimes not. Here's 10 topics that will be front and center for CIOs in 2014. What do you think I overlooked? Anyway, here goes.
While legal and technical aspects of the cloud journey are important, the first consideration is what will run on that cloud.
Recently, I was presenting to the IT strategy team of a large enterprise. I talked about the journey to cloud, what are the things you should review and what decisions should you take. Very quickly, the discussion boiled down to technology and legal aspects.
A good year ago I was in Quebec, and let me disclose something here … speaking French, I’m really welcome out there. We had a wonderful time. One of the customers we met was a local bank. Their IT team wanted to experiment with cloud and we convinced them that cloud enabling their development environment made a lot of sense.