From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise:

Consumerization of IT

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April 6, 2014  4:23 PM

Fear and Loathing in Cloudvegas



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Consumerization of IT, Developers, DevOps, Linux, Moonlighting, Podcast, Transformation

[A better title might be, "How to Drive Yourself Crazy Thinking About Your Career in Tech"] I wasn't around when the horse and buggy era ended, but sometimes I feel like I'm having the same conversations that the blacksmiths, saddle makers and stable sweeps had back in the early 1900s....

December 27, 2013  9:57 AM

Three Improvements Needed for Cloud Computing in 2014



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Consumerization of IT, Costs, DBaaS, DevOps, Enterprise, IaaS, PaaS, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, SaaS, Transformation

self-improvement

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December 26, 2013  3:14 PM

Cloud Computing and Lock-In – Understanding and Managing Costs



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Consumerization of IT, Enterprise, Licensing, Lock-In, Open Source, Opportunity Cost, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Shadow IT, Transformation

Part 1 Vendor Lock in What is it and how to avoid it-resized-600

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October 28, 2013  12:35 PM

In 2013, It’s Time for a Moonlighting Revolution



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Blog, Cloud Computing, Consumerization of IT, Moonlighting, Motivation, Open Source, OpenStack, Podcast, Shadow IT, Start-up

moonlighting

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September 30, 2013  9:39 PM

Cloud Means Change and Opportunity – If You Want It.



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Consumerization of IT, Data Scientist, DevOps, Hybrid Cloud, Multi-Cloud, Open Source, Outsourcing, SaaS, Transformation

When we were recording Eps.100 of The Cloudcast, which was during VMworld 2013, a discussion came up about why people may have hesitations about Cloud Computing. We jokingly called the segment, "Why...


August 24, 2013  10:06 AM

Top 5 Challenges for Private Cloud Success



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Consumerization of IT, Converged Infrastructure, Costs, Enterprise, Open Source, Outsourcing, Private Cloud, SaaS, Shadow IT, Transformation, Virtualization

Several years ago I wrote a post about The 5 Ps of Cloud Computing, back in the early days of IT organizations thinking they could design and operate cloud computing environments internal to their own...


July 13, 2013  5:54 PM

Change Culture or Move Elsewhere – The IT Decision of the 201x’s



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Consumerization of IT, Converged Infrastructure, Data Center, DevOps, Enterprise, Hybrid Cloud, Lock-In, Open Source, Outsourcing, Private Cloud, Shadow IT, Transformation

In the real world, there are the seven George Carlin words that if said will make people uncomfortable, especially if used with the wrong audience or in the wrong context. In the IT world, those words are CHANGE, VALUE-ADD, COMMODITY and...


May 26, 2013  12:04 PM

Transforming IT or Transforming the Business?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
21st Century Bit Factory, Big Data, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Consumerization of IT, Converged Infrastructure, Facebook, Platform, Shadow IT, Simon Wardley, Transformation

An interesting discussion took place on Twitter yesterday, spurred by one of my favorite industry analysts (Simon Wardley, @swardley). I've


April 11, 2013  11:21 PM

IT Evolution follows Historical Patterns



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Budgeting, Cloud Computing, CloudStack, Consumerization of IT, Converged Infrastructure, Costs, DevOps, Hybrid Cloud, Lock-In, Open Source, Outsourcing, Shadow IT, Simon Wardley

This past week, a colleague asked a commonly heard question these days:

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February 10, 2013  11:43 PM

Shadow IT is not Good Guys vs. Bad Guys



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Budgeting, Concierge, Consumerization of IT, Costs, Shadow IT, SLA

For the past few years, there has been greater recognition that a few major trends are invading the IT landscape - smarter business users, challenging IT...


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