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The Economic Laws of Positive Technology Disruption The list of ‘new paradigm' technologies that now surrounds us appears to be at an all time high. From cloud computing and Big Data analytics to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT), today we have to deal with what the industry likes to call ‘paradigm shifts' at every level of IT. This is disruption; of course, we understand that - change is almost always disruptive. But this is positive disruption where we have the ability to change the very nature of our IT asset structure. That is to say, new IT services (and even new technology-empowered workflow methods) can start to become ‘business drivers' rather than simply showing up as costs in the CFO's profit and loss sheet. Build Your Own Disruption Barometer (BYODB) Of course it's not that simple. We can't simply say that new IT represents p... (more)

Is a ‘Federated’ European Cloud More Democratic? By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has published the results of a survey conducted at the beginning of 2014, on ICT usage in enterprises with a special focus on the use of cloud computing services in the EU Member States. Eurostat's "finding" centered on the "fact" that cloud computing services have been used (in 2014) by only one out of every five (19%) enterprises in the EU28. Insufficient knowledge of cloud Although this is a Euro-study, the results are telling for those from further afield because for the remaining 81% of the EU enterprises not using the ... (more)

Firms Need a Disaster Personality Test By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The process of bringing firms back from the point of massive systems failure in some form has become known as Disaster Recovery A surprisingly high ‘one in every three' companies is said to have experienced and declared a disaster in the past five years, according to a November 2013 survey that still bears enough relevance to repeat now in 2015. The process of bringing firms back from the point of massive systems failure in some form has become known as Disaster Recovery (DR) - and, we know that this discipline shares a close personal relationship with another core IT industry pr... (more)

Cloud Is All About Workload By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Forget Location, Location, Location: Cloud Is All About Workload, Workload, Workload What do we know so far about cloud computing? Well, first the hype-cycle slowed down and we started realizing that hybrid cloud (as a combination of public and private resources) was a relatively sensible idea, i.e., from both an expenditure (public) and security (private) perspective. Now we know which data and processing tasks to put where - and when, right? Not exactly, it's still not all quite crystal clear in cloud is it? The nomenclature, taxonomy and classification of the cloud are all part... (more)

Creating the New Big Data Developer By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

HP hasn't exactly coined the term Big Data developer. Except, perhaps, it maybe kind of has if you look at the recent tools being rolled out from the firm's HP Software division. All working towards what HP loves to call "business transformation" - the company is now also using the term "new style of IT," by which it of course means cloud-centric (always hybrid) technology architectures aligned to take advantage of Big Data analytics (even in SMBs) and other more cutting-edge elements such as enterprise social activity and collaboration technology. In a mobile-first world always,... (more)