Did you happen to catch David Garner’s piece on InformationWeek regarding
culture as it pertains to cloud computing?
If you haven’t (and cloud computing is of interest to you), you should take
a read because it provides a very important key insight. Here is the key
phrase that caught my attention (in bold):
Business decision makers don’t understand the potential value of private
clouds, said 76% of surveyed IT executives.
The most-cited benefit (41%) of private cloud computing is its perceived
ability to improve efficiency. Other benefits mentioned were: “resource
scalability,” cited by 18%; “cutting costs,” 17%; “experimenting with
cloud computing,” 15%; and “improving IT responsiveness,” 9%.
The survey, conducted by grid and cloud provider Platform Computing, detected
a major stumbling block for deployment: 76% of the IT executives believe that
business decision ... (more)
Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
Yesterday I had the opportunity to pay a visit to a few vendors at the
virtual VoiceCon event.
I enjoyed a chat with an Alcatel-Lucent representative, learned a bit about
Avaya's Aura Unified Communications (UC) platform, and viewed an IBM Lotus
Sametime Unified Telephony demo. Virtual attendance at the event during the
time that I joined was under 300 participants.
Other companies participating included Siemens, Sprint, and Acme Packet.
As you can imagine given the ongoing economic challenges, and the demand for
green technologies, businesses are seek... (more)
Early Bird at Cloud Expo
In part 1 and part 2 we covered the alignment between strategy,
organizational culture, innovation, and cloud computing; and discussed the
risk of innovation in the cloud. Now lets turn our attention towards our
Innovation in the world of business occurs in organizations ready to take an
acceptable level of managed, calculated, and measured risks.
While it’s true that an airplane is safest in the hangar, that’s not what
airplanes are for, and it would likely make for one unhappy pilot, wasting
her skill, education, and training... (more)
In a few days the year 2011 will be with us, and just a decade ago, in 2001,
while AOL was busy buying Time Warner for $162 billion, IBM had just
started an autonomic computing initiative.
The intent of autonomic computing was to address the increasing complexity of
computer systems by enabling self-management technologies. Salesforce.com
had just launched its service in 2000, and in 2001 it had generated a mere $5
million in revenue. Who could have guessed that 10 years later it would go on
to become a Fortune 500 company?
Today, we all know how the AOL and Salesforce.com storie... (more)
RunMyProcess (RMP), the Cloud-based business process management startup that
secured $2.2 million Series A funding last year, has added Shared inbox for
Gmail to its tool kit, facilitating increased collaboration, productivity,
agility, and easier management of open customer support tickets or other
shared inbox requirements.
Shared Inbox group members can see all incoming tickets and assign them
accordingly while communicating anonymously through the shared inbox with the
support ticket originator.
RMP is fully integrated with Google Apps and enables organizations to
design, r... (more)