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The building processes inside the new mechanics of the cloud are difficult. There, we've said it - do we feel better now? Okay so maybe not so much difficult as such, but more complex in many cases... and definitely more varied. The ‘more varied' element here is simple to understand. Sometimes we will be looking to cloud-enable traditional workloads, while in many other instances we will be looking to create the next generation of so-called ‘cloud native' apps using the technologies that surround us today such as OpenStack, Cloud Foundry or perhaps Docker. As in nature, it is in cloud If nature itself is typified by the infinite variety of genetic diversity, then cloud has a kind of technically genomic biodiversity too. In the new age of cloud (Ed - we're probably on about the third age now, right?) we need to think about support for multiple hypervisors and think ... (more)

Positive Technology Disruption By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#IoT #Cloud]

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 servi... (more)

Digital Blurring… and How to Survive It By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo #Cloud

There's no point in Googling the term ‘digital blurring' because it doesn't really exist. Except that it does... and we all have a pretty good idea of what it means. The bad news is that there are several kinds of digital blurring going on. The good news is that they are all digital and so they are all characteristically of the same genus and species. Chief Digital Officer fragmentation-blur We see digital blurring currently distorting the boundaries between IT and the business function. As a result we find that firms are staring to create new ‘Chief Digital Officer' roles in an ... (more)

Why Big Data Connectivity Is Hard Work By @ABridgwater | @BigDataExpo #BigData

There's a story that needs to be written, in fact it's not a story it's a piece of technical analysis. We need to know why Big Data connectivity is not as simple as connecting Lego building blocks. Vendors in the ‘cloud ERP financials' space are fond of using terms like multi-channel to talk about the need to bring together previously disconnected elements of data (including Big Data) for the new way we are supposed to work with technology.. What is a multi-channel experience? As Rob Bamforth wrote on Computer Weekly this year, "A truly multi-channel experience incorporates the p... (more)

The Business World Changed By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The Business World Changed, Didn't You Get The Memo? It's enough to drive a regular IT market watcher to the point of despair. There has been a wide-ranging change in the way business operates driven by technology-driven transformation - could there ever be a more obvious statement to make, ever? The problem is how does it all work? The problem is how does all the data connect? The problem is which technology base and platform does a firm build its own IT stack up from? The problem is do we know why we are doing any of this in the first place? Old school traditionalists Tradition... (more)