Tag Archives: cloud computing

Complexity, Completeness and Containment

As an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) manager, many of your concerns will be centred in three basic areas: Reducing complexity – trying to keep things simple both for delivering solutions and for managing operations Assuring completeness – establishing complete … Continue reading

Microsoft’s Re-organization – The Power of One

Microsoft announced a major re-organization on July 11, 2013 that has all the experts busy making  assessments and predicting the future for IT.  Needless to say, like the stock market, there are bulls and bears. The memo from Steve Ballmer … Continue reading

Could Freeware Really Replace Enterprise Software?

Rumors circulated on March 26 2013 that PayPal and EBay could replace VMware with OpenStack. PayPal may use around 10,000 servers to support VMware. The rumor originated from an OpenStack consultancy, so the extra attention for the open source software … Continue reading

“Whether” Forecast: Cloudy Skies on the Horizon?

In a previous blog I postulated a conceptual model for a “cloud-based system” that looks like petals on a flower.  I introduced the idea of “cloud-based systems” to represent how a business solution can be assembled using multiple clouds.  Cloud-based … Continue reading

LTE To Bring Mobile Cloud Computing to the Mainstream

Cloud computing was summarized as requiring standards and best practices, and will play a central role in major areas of computing that includes pay-as-you-go billing and large-scale services. What will drive its adoption further, especially in the mobile space?  After all, … Continue reading

Cloud-based Systems – Are They Our Future?

Cloud computing is a general term that refers to systems that share certain basic characteristics – they are widely accessible, provide access on-demand, use pooled resources, allow for pay-as-you-go billing and are rapidly provisioned (these were first codified by the … Continue reading