IT job roles and responsibilities have changed as a cloud-based delivery model has become the norm for IT infrastructure. For the majority of IT jobs, cloud proficiency has become standard, a pre-requisite key word for every resume. A quick search for “cloud” skills on job sites like Monster.com or Dice.com reveal more than 800 jobs […]
Once considered a radical upstart, open source has moved from disruption to default. Its methods and culture commoditized the technologies that drove the Internet revolution and transformed the practice of software development. Collaborative and transparent, open source has become modus operandi, powering the next wave of innovation in cloud, data, and mobile technologies. OSCON is […]
A new kind of car manufacturer relies on the cloud to keep its virtual community of designers in sync If you’ve heard of Local Motors, it may be because of an audacious stunt the company pulled at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in January, using a giant 3-D printer to print a car called […]
It’s a well-known fact that cloud offers small businesses the means to start and scale quickly. But while many small businesses have already taken full advantage of cloud services, a new report from cloud services provider RightScale says that a full 30 percent of small businesses still have no plans or remain on the sidelines […]
Cloud Computing – Big Data – Internet of Things SDDC – WebRTC – DevOps Cloud Expo New York June 9-11 Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday’s debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of […]
For tech-savvy marketers, the cloud is awash in promise, possibility, and some confusion If the phrase “marketing cloud” strikes confusion into your heart, you’re not alone. “It’s sort of like the blind man and the elephant,” says Rebecca Wettemann, vice president at Boston-based Nucleus Research. “The marketing cloud seems a lot different depending upon which […]
Few people have stared tech innovation in the face quite like Guy Kawasaki. He was there in Apple’s early days, he’s penned 13 books on topics ranging from his days as a Macintosh evangelist to entrepreneurship, social media and more. He’s spoken to thousands of conference crowds and he’s advised and invested more startups than […]
Sramana Mitra is a Silicon Valley strategy consultant who has written and been interviewed widely on the topic of cloud computing. She is the founder of One Million by One Million, a virtual global incubator that aims to help one million businesses reach one million in revenues. Her most recent book, Carnival in the Cloud, […]
Apple’s medical checkup: ResearchKit adds momentum around securely storing medical data in the cloud
Could an Apple a day actually keep the doctor away? Apple’s ResearchKit, announced in March, is designed to help medical researchers develop applications that gather and analyze medical data, by feeding personal health data from (potentially) more than 700 million iPhones to vast data warehouses. And, at least with the initial round of apps, the […]
Many people see cloud as an evolution of outsourcing. By moving their traditional information technology (IT) resources into a public cloud, clients can focus on their core business differentiators.
I was inspired to write this post after listening to Bill Thirsk, vice president of information technology and chief information officer (CIO) of Marist College, speak at IBM Pulse 2014. His enthusiasm for using information technology to improve education is contagious.
In almost 20 years in IT, I don’t recall ever seeing a time when virtually all major IT vendors have aligned. But cloud computing seems to be different, as every major IT vendor is promoting cloud computing, and the future looks certain to be in the cloud. As more and more infrastructure, applications and services […]