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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 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: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:Gelsinger Brings The "H" Word To VMware

          The long-rumored changing of the guard at VMware finally took place last week and with it came down a stubborn strategic stance that was a big client dis-satisfier. Out went the...

        • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

          Blog:Is your data working for you?

            Every company generates data that would be of significant value to its customers, partners and potential partners; information that could be combined with insights from this ecosystem, public...

          • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

            Blog:Citrix Breaks Away From OpenStack

            Today's move by Citrix to put its CloudStack IaaS solution into the Apache Foundation says more about the state of the cloud market than it does about OpenStack. As our Fall 2011 Forrsights...

            • For Technology Management Professionals

              Blog:Cloud Computing Enters Its Second Stage - Hypergrowth Ensues

              The public cloud services market exited 2013 with $58 billion in revenues according to Forrester estimates. Strong growth and maturity over the past three years since our last forecast has put fuel...

              • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                Blog:Top 10 Cloud Challenges Facing Media & Entertainment

                  With video rapidly becoming the dominant content type on enterprise networks the issues being faced in the media market foreshadow the coming challenges for the rest of the market. And use of...

                • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                  Blog:The VMware Community Has the Innovator’s Dilemma

                    This week at the VMware Partner Exchange, CEO Pat Gelsinger and his executive staff decided to demonize Amazon Web Services and their public cloud brethren in a very short sighted defensive...

                  • 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 Application Development & Delivery Professionals

                      Blog:EMC Gathers Its Cloud Assets - Will Developers Come Aboard?

                      It looks that EMC has finally admitted it needs a better approach for courting developers and is doing something significant to fix this. No longer will key assets like Greenplum, Pivotal, or Spring...

                      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                        Blog:When Too Much Control Is a Bad Thing

                        I know, more control is an axiom! But the above statement is more often true. When we're talking about configuration control in the public cloud it can be especially true, as control over the...

                        • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

                          Blog:How is an earthquake triggered in Silicon Valley turning your company into a software vendor?

                          A movement that began in Silicon Valley, is starting to have profound impacts on corporations throughout the world that are far from obvious but critical to your success and maybe even your...

                          • 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 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:Public Clouds Prove I&O Pros Are From Venus And Developers Are From Mars

                                Forrester just published parts I & II of its market overview of the public cloud market and these reports, written primarily for the Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) professionals, reveal as much...

                                • 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:AT&T Turns Its Data Into an Adaptive Intelligence Business

                                    There’s no doubt that, to consumer marketing professionals, data about the users of mobile network are highly valuable. But AT&T is finding that enterprise application designers, corporate...

                                    • 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 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 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:Choose A Cloud Or A Cloud Network?

                                            You've heard from us for a while that your cloud, whether public or private, should not be an island. Should this be true of your public cloud provider too? A growing number of service providers...

                                            • 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 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 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 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...