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Originally posted @ Gigaom Research 9/7/2014 http://research.gigaom.com/2014/09/cios-ill-equip…curity-threats/ ‎ Security, or Information Security (InfoSec) as the more formal term, is going through a period of massive change. In recent months, the public has become keenly aware of the risks from Information Security. … Continue reading → ... (more)

Three harmonious factors that change the CIO octave

Originally published @ Gigaom Research 9/1/2014 http://research.gigaom.com/2014/09/three-harmonious-factors-that-change-the-cio-octave/ Wikipedia: The term harmony derives from the Greek ‘harmonia’, meaning “joint, agreement, concord”, from the verb ‘harmozo’, “to fit together, to join. The future of the CIO role comes down to this very … Continue reading → ... (more)

Seven Things the CIO should consider when adopting a holistic cloud strategy

Originally posted @ Gigaom Research 8/25/14 http://research.gigaom.com/2014/08/seven-things-the-cio-should-consider-when-adopting-a-holistic-cloud-strategy/   As conversations about cloud computing continues to focus on IT’s inability at holistic adoption, organizations outside of IT continue their cloud adoption trek outside the prevue of IT. While many of these … Continue reading → ... (more)

Where Does Rackspace Go From Here?

In the past week, the conversation around cloud computing has pulled the spotlight toward Rackspace (NYSE: RAX). Today alone, the stock is trading up 20%. So, why all attention in an otherwise mixed field of great innovators and steady stalwarts? … Continue reading → ... (more)

Time to Get on the Colocation Train Before It Is Too Late

The data center industry is heading toward an inflection point that has significant impact on enterprises. It seems many aren't looking far enough ahead, but the timeline appears to be 12-18 months, which is not that far out! The issue is a typical supply chain issue of supply, demand and timelines. A Change in the Winds First, let's start with a bit of background... The advent of Cloud Computing and newer technologies are driving an increase in the number of enterprises looking to ‘get out of the data center business. I, along with others, have presented many times about ‘Death... (more)