In this week’s cloud computing news we see some of the concerns in adopting
this new paradigm, even as some of the largest business and government
entities adopt (or seek to provide) cloud computing services.
We can easily see vendors like Microsoft, Google, Oracle, HP, IBM, Unisys,
and many others jockeying for position. Having worked for a vendor I can
state confidently that nowadays they make their moves based on demand, not
“build it and they will come” wishful thinking.
That demand is coming from your competitors, and sooner or later, those cost
savings will show up in the form of more competitive pricing of goods and
services making it more difficult to compete for those that don’t adopt
You can lead or you can follow. Either way the world is moving on. So, if
you’re a small enterprise, why wouldn’t you adopt cloud computing now?
GSA Inc... (more)
Many have discussed and commented on Cloud computing’s benefits, as well as
its risks, though I have heard few discussions on Cloud computing’s impact
on business process re-engineering, and how to get from the existing internal
business processes to a Cloud computing model.
For smaller organizations this may not be as great a concern as it would be
for larger, more complex organizations, with many stakeholders.
It will be interesting to see how the major vendors of BPMS position
themselves for this migration to Cloud computing.
We can be certain of one thing, and that is, the use... (more)
In the same vein as the article on BPMS, have you considered a SaaS based IT
PPMS (Project and Portfolio Management Systems) tool for your next project?
If you are in that process now, you’re in luck as Gartner has recently
released their review of those tools. The report can be found here.
Is there a gap between your customer mission / needs, and IT mission /
service delivery capabilities? How can the SaaS IT PPMS tools help you close
that gap? Well, for starters, we may consider some advantages of SaaS based
PPMS tools such as Daptiv and AtTask.
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Innovation Journal on Ulitzer
The time has come to declare the beginning of the end for the traditional
approach to Information Technology. The party is over.
The End of IT 1.0 As We Know It – has begun. To borrow a phrase from my
previous IBM colleagues who wrote, “The End of TV As We Know It” with
which I became familiar while working on IP Television (IPTV).
You may wonder whether it’s too early to make the call given the lack of
interoperability standards, security concerns, and common definition of cloud
computing. Well, the IPTV space shares many of the same similarities ... (more)
What can these things possibly have in common? In a word - relativity.
I'm reminded of the old joke, two guys are swimming in the ocean when they
notice a shark and one guy takes off swimming towards the boat, while the
other says, "What are you doing? We can't swim faster than a shark", the
other replies, "I don't need to swim faster than a shark, just faster than
Lately there has been a barrage of articles with regards to cloud security,
and some very public demonstrations of outages with Facebook and Twitter.
Its been a field day for many who oppose the cloud computing... (more)