Externalization of IT (macro trend 1 of 3)

Back in September 2009, the Burton Group (acquired by Gartner in January 2010) posted three predictions for the year to come. Three macro trends were determined and detailed: externalization of IT, consumerization of IT, and democratization of IT. This blog post discusses externalization of IT; two follow up posts will cover the second and third…

Cloud is like a box of Lego. You never know what you’re gonna get.

Originally written for and posted on ThoughtsOnCloud.com. Abstract: “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”. With cloud computing this is true on two ways because there is a wide variety of cloud services out there to compose with, like a box of chocolates, and it’s…