John Easton

A distinguished engineer’s 6 trends to watch in 2019

Douglas Adams once wrote, “Trying to predict the future is a mug’s game. But increasingly, it’s a game we all have to play because the world is changing so fast and we need to have some sort of idea of what the future’s actually going to be like because we are going to have to […]

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5 cloud predictions for 2018

About this time last year, I provided a set of predictions for cloud in 2017. This year, I’ve been asked back again to gaze into my cloudy crystal ball once more. Looking back at my 2017 predictions, which focused on agility, infrastructure, public cloud and cloud adoption, they pretty much hit the mark. Here are […]

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IBM Design Thinking workshop: Your journey to the cloud

A few years ago, cloud computing was seen as a mechanism to save cost. Companies didn’t have to own and run their own data centers. They didn’t have to own infrastructure or buy software. As cloud has matured, so has this perception. Organizations are seeing cloud as a platform for increased agility. Some are now […]

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5 cloud predictions for 2017

2016 has shown that expert predictions don’t always play out in quite the ways people expect. If anything, the mantra of “expect the unexpected” seems to be the only one to follow right now. With this as a backdrop, I thought about what the world of cloud might expect to see as 2017 begins. With […]

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Expand your infrastructure with cloud and VMware

What might a retailer, an oil company and a tennis club have in common? They all need to increase their IT capability for short periods of time to support a peak business need. Retailers run sales promotions at different times during the year. Oil companies receive and then process seismic data from potential oil fields. […]

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Is force of habit defining your hybrid cloud destiny?

I’ve recently been playing a fun game that might be called “guess your job.” It’s simple to play. All you need to do is ask someone who works in IT, “What is a hybrid cloud?” and then based upon their answer, make your guess. I’ve been playing this for a while and am now pretty […]

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