Tag Archives: CIOs

Bootstrapping Government’s ‘Cloud First’ Strategy with FedRAMP

By | October 9, 2014

Cloud computing infiltrated the enterprise via public infrastructure and software services like AWS and Salesforce, but as I wrote in another report, “Hybrid clouds are the future of enterprise computing.” Sure, IT faces many hurdles when implementing a flexible architecture supporting both public and private cloud services, but there’s plenty of data to back up the assertion: Of… Read More »

IoT Network Design: Mobility is Key

By | September 8, 2014

I take an in-depth look at IoT network design in a new InformationWeek Report (available here, registration required), but the key takeaways in this summary column are that the Internet of Things demands reliable connectivity, yet standards are up in the air. While consumers and Wall Street analysts tend to conflate “IoT” with “wearables tethered to smartphones,” most… Read More »

The Benefits and Challenges of Colocation Data Centers

By | July 31, 2014

Or, Why your next data center should be a rental unit… A recent project provided an opportunity to revisit my thoughts on the use of colocation facilities in preference to new enterprise data center construction or upgrades. Although I have written on the topic several times (here, data center report here and another report here), the following paper condenses… Read More »

Creating The Enterprise Cloud: A Q&A With VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

By | May 11, 2014

The term “cloud” is by now so overused that most people lump it in with the rest of the marketing buzzword pantheon with terms like “solution”, “leverage” or “ROI.” You’re probably thinking that the cloud is what Google and Amazon do and how could it possibly be relevant to your business? Well it is (what Google does) and… Read More »

EMC’s Unusual Corporate Structure Fosters Independent Innovation, but Isn’t Without Risks

By | May 9, 2014

Complex Financial Relationships and Often Competing Alliances Make the Company Harder to Value and Susceptible to Product Overlap and infighting A key theme at this week’s EMC World conference, the company’s annual event showcasing its business strategy, technology innovations and new products, was what the company calls the federation: its corporate structure of four quasi-independent business units and… Read More »

Gov Cloud: Executive Initiatives, Enterprise Experience

By | May 9, 2014

Note to CIOs: Cloud First’ Isn’t Just A Suggestion Public cloud services are the biggest change driver in enterprise IT since the rise of the Internet two decades ago. The most recent InformationWeek Cloud Security and Risk Survey finds that 38% of respondents already use public infrastructure-, platform-, and software-as-a-service products, with an additional 9% planning to within… Read More »