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April 8, 2013  6:00 PM

The Enterprise Finally gets Cloud



Posted by: Beth Cohen
big data, business applications, business innovation, business IT, Business Value, cloud application development, Cloud architectures, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing models, cloud data center, Cloud Data Storage, cloud development platforms, cloud infrastructure, Cloud innovation, Cloud IT, cloud mobile computing, Cloud Networks, Cloud operations, Cloud portfolio management, Cloud Reference architecture, Cloud Services, Cloud Strategy, emerging technology, enterprise, enterprise architectures, enterprise cloud, Enterprise computing, enterprise IT, global IT economy, hybrid cloud, innovation, IT business alignment, IT consultant, IT futures, IT Innovation, IT Leadership, IT management, IT organization strategy, leveraging IT investment, managing Cloud Portfolios, New IT product innovation, technology, technology innovation

Yes, it is a bit trite to say it now, but Cloud Computing has become a multi-billion dollar business which really has revolutionized Information Technology consumption for both the consumer and enterprise markets. It is well established in the white hot consumer market, especially with the...

January 4, 2013  7:27 PM

2013 – Year of the Cloud for Sure this Time



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business innovation, business IT, Cloud architectures, Cloud business models, cloud computing, cloud computing models, Cloud computing standards, Cloud innovation, Cloud portfolio management, Cloud Services, Dev/Ops, enterprise cloud, enterprise cloud services, global IT economy, IaaS, IaaS cloud, infrastruture, innovation, IT business alignment, IT consultant, IT futures, IT Innovation, IT technology

Will the predicted Cloud Computing revolution finally arrive? Has Platform as a Service (PaaS) finally matured enough to be widely adopted? These and other burning questions are part of Cloud Technology Partners’ 2013 tech future predictions. In the spirit of the holidays I give you ghosts...


July 22, 2012  8:30 PM

The IT Operations Development Disconnect



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Agile Methodologies, application development, business innovation, business IT, cloud application development, Cloud Business strategy, cloud development platforms, Cloud operations, Cloud portfolio management, IT consultant

Question:  With all the talk of how effective DevOps is, why is it not more widely used as an IT organizational methodology? On paper, the concept of the development and operations part of an IT organization working in concert is wonderful.  In fairness when...


July 14, 2012  2:30 PM

Do We Really Need Cloud Standards?



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Amazon Cloud Services, business innovation, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, cloud compliance, cloud computing, Cloud computing standards, cloud development platforms, Cloud migration, Cloud portfolio management, Cloud Services, Cloud Strategy, enterprise cloud, hybrid cloud, innovation, IT architectures, IT consultant, IT Innovation, IT organization strategy, IT service delivery models, managing Cloud Portfolios, technology innovation

Question:  I am working on building a cloud strategy for my company.  How can we avoid vendor lock-in? You would think that cloud technology would have standardized long time ago.  While network standards that shape the Internet have been widely accepted...


September 6, 2011  4:15 PM

Patchy Clouds with a Chance of Rain



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Business Security, Cloud architectures, Cloud innovation, Cloud portfolio management, Cloud security, Security

Question: As the cloud model of IT service delivery matures, have the security standards and technologies kept up? Cloud Computing has already fundamentally changed the way consumers and small businesses use the Internet.  However, as with any new technology...


July 26, 2011  12:00 PM

SDaaS – New tools for a new architecture



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud application development, Cloud architectures, cloud computing models, cloud development platforms, Cloud innovation, Cloud portfolio management, Cloud Services

Question: Does the cloud require a new approach to software development? What tools are available to build new applications in the cloud?

Previously I broached the idea of adding a new


June 13, 2011  5:00 PM

Vaulting into the Cloud – Creating your Cloud Portfolio



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, Cloud migration, Cloud portfolio management, enterprise IT, IT business alignment, IT governance, IT portfolio management

Question: Are there any good evaluation criteria for determining which applications in a corporate portfolio are good candidates to migrate into the Cloud?

Now that businesses are convinced that they should be moving at least some of their...


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