The widespread adoption of cloud computing and mobile is changing our lives, the way we do business and how we handle our day-to-day chores. In many ways, mobility and cloud computing play a significant role from both a consumer and enterprise user standpoint.
The concept is applicable to any situation where your hands are full and yet you'd like to have information at your fingertips. It could be on an oil rig, a battle field or a surgery. I'm not saying that Google glass is the best implimentation of augmented reality, but the business case.
What we have today is just a roadsign along the journey. We've not come close to having a killer application, but we will likely say (when looking back) someone could see it from here.
The world is changing. Massive urbanization, inadequate transportation systems and increasingly limited energy resources are all affecting how we live today and in the future. The PC completely changed the way people work, and today, we are witnessing a new revolution with the convergence of the cloud and the billions of mobile devices in use today. Physical location no longer matters, so the best talent can be sourced wherever they are to create unique, global teams based on expertise.
Now that we all have our “heads” in the cloud, it’s important to understand where we are headed with Hybrid Clouds. The evolution of cloud computing has taken the data center and all of the required supporting technologies to a new level, so it’s important to understand what the step will be.
When it comes to a high-level understanding of the cloud platform, there are 4 models generally known:
Not everyone has the skills, time or interest to create their meal at home. That does not mean they are bad consumers of Chinese food. Options are part of the diverse world we live in – something we should relish.
Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice – Ayn Rand
For too many years, IT has seen the cost of operations - routine maintainance and other "keeping the lights on" activities - drawing a majority (typically quoted at 70-80%) of budgets instead of innovative and revenue generation initiatives. CIOs and IT business leaders know that a change is needed and we know that there is not a technology silver bullet. At Wikibon, we created the a new Infographic -The Changing Role of the CIO - to give a glimpse into the life of a modern CIO.
In the IT infrastructure space, there is always a limited amount of money that CIOs can spend on infrastructure and therefore a struggle between competing parts of the stack for budget. What was simpler in the mainframe days became less expensive, but more complex. Applications are supported by an infrastructure stack of servers, networking and storage; each with its own functionality. Through the 2000's, while companies like HP and IBM sold and bundled all of the pieces of the stack, each silo had unique hardware, software and full list of features.