Our weekly Twitter chat yesterday zeroed in defining converged infrastructure (CI) and the rationale behind it. CI is a hot topic for CIOs and is being driven by the search for efficiencies and better productivity in the context of cloud, Big Data and mobile.
First the numbers for yesterday's chat: 32 participants and 230 Tweets (at least three were CIOs).
Our questions were: what is CI?; how big a priority is it for 2014? and what is hyper-CI?
Use the hashtag #CIOchat to view the full stream of 230 Tweets between 2-3 p.m. EDT Thursday. We'll be back next week.
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.
Google’s Panda (aka Farmer) is now in version 3.0 and it continues to cause noticeable effects on Google pagerank and web site rankings and in turn search results and site traffic ever since it began in February. That is why CIO’s must be engaged directly on enterprise search, search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) instead of leaving it to the marketing department.
The decision to lease vs. buy is a recurring challenge for CIOs struggling with financing IT equipment. Adding to the challenge is the increasing number of options to accomplish IT projects using cloud computing or vendor hosted managed services. Often CIO’s and CFO’s get tangled in the buy vs. lease decision prematurely which can lead to a bad decision with lasting effects.
We have IT cartels! Really? Well at least that is according to outgoing US Federal CIO Vivek Kundra in his remarks before the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Vivek said in his remarks before the council “that we almost have an IT cartel within federal IT” which is served by “very few companies” who benefit from government spending “because they understand the procurement process better than anyone else.”
Amazon has released AWS GovCloud as its latest cloud offering aimed at addressing the highly specialized need of government agencies subject to export control regulations. The AWS GovCloud offering allows US government agencies to purchase existing AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2), Simple Storage Solution (S3), and Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) services that are maintained in physically and logically separated areas.