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Also referred to as Web 2.0, this term describes the convergence between human interaction and Internet-based groundswell technologies such as mobile and video (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, etc.). Research coverage includes user-generated content and rich Internet applications.

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  • James Staten
  • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

    Blog:How Cloudy Are Your Cloud Service Provider Partners?

    There’s no shortage of companies these days calling themselves cloud service providers (CSPs) but are they really? And if not, what value do they bring to your portfolio and the cloud...

    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Blog:Now This Is How To Do The App Internet Right — Autodesk Cloud Shows The Way

      Much of the discussion around integrating applications with the Internet has centered on mobile applications connected to web backends that deliver greater customer experiences than mobile apps or...

      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

        Blog:What’s Your Cloud Future?

        We know that cloud services and cloud platforms are here to stay and should be considered part of your overall IT portfolio but how much of that portfolio will these services occupy in your future?...

        • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

          Blog:How to Avoid the Hidden Costs of Cloud Computing

          We all know the conventional wisdom about cloud computing: it's cheap, fast and easy. But is it really that much cheaper? Or is it simply optics that make it appear cheaper? Optics can...

          • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

            Blog:Where BI Falls Short: Taking A Singular Point Of View

            There is a reason the phrase, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” has held significance and power in our society for so many generations. And in that phrase is a lesson for all of us...

            • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

              Blog:CenturyLink May Finally Have Figured Out the Cloud

              After a couple less-than-home-runs in the cloud game, it looks like CenturyLink might just have a real contender. The US midwestern telecommunications leader pulled the trigger on yet another...

              • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                Blog:IBM’s Cloud Platform Strategy Is Getting Legitimate

                After a slow and somewhat disjointed start, it looks like IBM is starting to build some serious momentum in the Public Cloud Platform game.  The company got a leg up with its 2013 acquisition of...

                • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                  Blog:Oracle And OpenStack: A Tale Of Two Completely Opposite Strategies

                  If you wanted to see the full spectrum of cloud choices that are coming to market today you only have to look at these two efforts as they are starting to evolve. They represent the extremes. And...

                  • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                    Blog:2013 Cloud Predictions: We’ll Finally Get Real About Cloud

                      As the end of 2012 approaches there is one clear takeaway about the cloud computing market — enterprise use has arrived. Cloud use is no longer solely hiding in the shadows, IT...

                    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                      Blog:When Will We Have IaaS Cloud Standards? Not Till 2015

                        Guest post from I&O Researcher Lauren E. Nelson If you’re sitting on the sidelines waiting for IaaS to become more standardized, stop it. You’ll be waiting there till 2015, while...

                      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                        Blog:Grading our 2013 Cloud Predictions

                        At this time 12 months ago, we released our predictions for what changes in the market would be brought about by the maturing of cloud computing. Looking back on the year, we can now see that, while...

                        • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                          Blog:Get Application Optimization Right in the Cloud Era

                          There’s a new and refreshing trend in my conversations with CIOs and IT leaders — acknowledgement that cloud services are here to stay and a desire to proactively start taking advantage....

                          • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                            Blog:2012 Cloud Predictions – Winners & Losers

                            The year 2012 brought a significant amount of growth in enterprise use of cloud services but did it fulfill our expectations? With just five weeks left in the year, it’s time to reflect on our...

                            • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                              Blog:You’re Running Out Of Excuses To Not Try Microsoft Windows Azure

                              If you have dismissed Microsoft as a cloud platform player up to now, you might want to rethink that notion. With the latest release of Windows Azure here at Build, Microsoft’s premier...

                              • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                Blog:OpenStack Goes Grizzly, Azure IaaS Goes Live. No Big Deal. Good

                                  The OpenStack Foundation and Microsoft have released major updates to their cloud platforms and frankly there’s nothing really new or exciting here – which is a good thing. Sure,...

                                • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                  Blog:OpenStack: Time To Capitalize On The Momentum

                                  In the IaaS market the open source torch has officially been passed from Eucalyptus to OpenStack, a community effort that is showing strong momentum in both vendor participation and end user...

                                  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                    Blog:Shining The Harsh Light On Cloud Washing

                                    For years I have been railing about cloud washing -- the efforts by vendors and, more recently, enterprise I&O professionals to give a cloud computing name to their business-as-usual IT services and...

                                    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                      Blog:Cloud computing and highly secure data DO mix

                                      Every client (especially every government client) who says I’ll never use cloud services with highly secure data needs to hear this story. In no more sensitive a place than law enforcement is...

                                      • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                                        Blog:Rackspace Starts A Process Microsoft Just Finished

                                        With Satya Nadella now warming the CEO seat at Microsoft, executive recruiters can shift their attention to another cloud leader — Rackspace — who bids adieu to its 14-year...

                                        • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                          Blog:IBM Buys SoftLayer, But Will They Learn From Them?

                                          IBM didn't just pick up a hosting company with their acquisition of SoftLayer this week, they picked up a sophisticated data center operations team -- one that could teach IBM Global...

                                          • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                            Blog:Adobe proves that the cloud is good for IT Ops

                                            Adobe Systems is a pioneer and fast mover in the public cloud and in so doing is showing that there is nothing for infrastructure & operations professionals (IT Ops) to fear about this move. Instead,...

                                            • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                                              Blog:Are Cloud Developers Really That Different? Yes.

                                              To an IT leader a cloud developer can easily look like the enemy. They don't do what you say, they cause havoc by circumventing your IT rules and building new services and capabilities on public...

                                              • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

                                                Blog:Microsoft Moves to Level the Cloud Platform Playing Field

                                                In typical Microsoft fashion, they don't catch a new trend right with the first iteration but they keep at it and eventually strike the right tone and in more cases than not, get good enough. And...

                                                • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                                  Blog:To Be Private Cloud, Or Be Public Cloud: Is That Really The Question?

                                                  Shakespeare wrote in his famous play Hamlet,"Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end...

                                                  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                                    Blog:VMware Takes the Cover Off Its Public Cloud

                                                    Sometimes you can only coax a reluctant partner and I&O customer community for so long before you feel you have to take matters into your own hands. That is exactly what VMware has decided to do to...