Interview with Mac Devine, Director and CTO, Cloud Portfolio, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor (Part 3 of 3)
Part 3 of Jim Barnes' interview with IBM CTO Mac Devine focuses on IBM's cloud leadership and tenancy in the cloud.
This difference is quite similar to the trends that I see with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their adoption of cloud technologies. When some of the large customers are still in the evaluation mode with cloud, there are many small businesses that have gone ahead and built their offices on the cloud.
My client recently bought another company with 800 new users to join the clients existing enterprise landscape. Besides the other activities, I have to provide 800 new IBM Lotus Notes Accounts. Of course the first request is to get them connected to the collaboration tools, especially email. Sounds simple, but seeing the capacity of the existing servers, I had to order new hardware first.
In this three-part blog post, Doug Clark and I had a conversation on 4 May 2012 about his views on cloud in the IT industry and his role within it. It was my goal to learn more about the business aspects of cloud and whether there are geographical differences in its adoption.
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Some cloud offerings actually existed before the term “cloud” came into use. These products ended up getting repackaged or renamed to fit in with the cloud portfolio. As new offerings emerged, many of them were shuffled around and renamed until more of the cloud puzzle pieces began to fall into place.