Best Practices for Innovating Through Cloud Technologies – Utilizing Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud


Cloud computing can speed up deployment, reduce costs, and increase efficiency and connectivity. It can open up new ways to get computing work done, but more importantly, the inherent connectivity can change the way employees interact with each other and with customers. It can also change the way companies interact with suppliers and partners. The [...]



By | November 25th, 2015|IT Management, Systems Management|0 Comments

Running Containers Doesn’t Have To Mean Running Blind


The idea of containers has been around for a long time in various forms on various operating systems. It has been part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.24 was released in 2008. However, containers did not become mainstream until a couple years ago when Docker was first released in March 2013. Docker introduced container management [...]



By | October 6th, 2015|IT Management, Systems Management|0 Comments

IT Budgets Are Back!


EMA conducted four research studies during Q4 2010 with over 400 respondents in total.  While the topics of these studies varied from two cloud computing topics and two asset management topics, we always include a standard set of demographic questions and budget questions.  I asked our Survey Production & Research Analytics Manager, Sylvia Rimmington, to combine the [...]



By | March 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Greatest Risk to the Success of Cloud SaaS


Cloud SaaS can be a cost effective and  fast way to buy and start using software (see my top ten reasons to do SaaS).  However, while cloud SaaS can be great when done right, it can be painful to use when done wrong.  With the increasing interest, adequate bandwidth for delivery, and a marketplace ready to [...]



By | January 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|3 Comments
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