As we prepare to celebrate the start of a new year I can’t help but look
back on the past 10 years and contemplate what the next year (and decade) has
to offer. Many will not miss 2009, but the decade of the new millennium
brought a new wave of technologies.
Standing at the threshold of 2010, I can’t help but wonder where our focus
in technology will turn. In the past 10 years, we’ve had the fortune of
many, many technology advances. Today, most everyone has a cell phone…and
it seems most have traded a cell phone for a smart phone the likes of an
iPhone or Blackberry. To “Google” is a common verb in many households.
We’ve also seen the first generation of workers that were born in the
computer age enter the workforce. Somewhat related, social networking firmly
took root ala MySpace, Facebook. Similarly, professionally oriented sites
added to the collective in the f... (more)
I thought I would take a brief departure from my other missives to share some
This entry is more geared for those of you that are road warriors. And it
applies to the more personal use cases of cloud computing.
On a personal note, I thought I knew what it meant to travel [...]
Could they? Could it be out of Vogue to operate your own data center? Current
developments in Corporate Social Responsibility and a maturing data center
marketplace are starting to drive these changes.
For many, this could be a discussion about the pink elephant in the room.
Data centers have been, and continue to be a requirement for businesses
around the world. We rely more heavily every day on systems and the
applications they run. Those applications run on servers and use storage
subsystems; all of which are connected with networking devices. Collectively,
we call this the “... (more)
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
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)
Chief Information Officer on Ulitzer
In late 2009, I had the pleasure of joining Jim Swartz (pictured below), CIO
of Sybase in a “Meet the Press” type of interview format.
VMware hosted the interview for broadcast on CIO.com. The webcast is
available on CIO.com’s website.