Bieber en Bach: goede collega’s in IT

De term disruptie komt in alle industrieën, bedrijven, boeken en technologische segmenten in overvloed voor. Snelle technologische verandering daagt de gevestigde orde uit en verandert onze manier van denken en werken. Open source platformen zoals Bluemix geven kleine spelers met disruptieve ideeën de nodige tools om hun gedachtegoed tot uitvoering te brengen of faciliteren interne…

Beschikbaarheid, maar dan anders [NL]

Bij grote organisaties is beschikbaarheid een belangrijk thema, zeker in het geval van klantgerichte toepassingen. Bij een migratie van een on-premise omgeving naar de cloud kan de beschikbaarheid op verschillende manieren worden gegarandeerd. Voor benadering wordt gekozen hangt af van het beoogde migratiepad.

Breaking through the Clouds

A new cloud order is emerging Enterprises are placing public cloud services in the center of their hosting strategies. Cloud services are used next to existing private cloud and traditional IT services. This so-called ‘Hybrid IT’ is driving the need for a (cloud) service brokerage model. This model which integrates multiple cloud service providers in…

15th Edition of ‘IT’ Sunday school lessons!

The past two Sundays employees and friends of IBM have volunteered for the 15th year in a row as teachers of a series of classes on ‘Information Technology’ to primary school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Continue innovatie, DevOps en Cloud [NL]

Cross-posted on LinkedIn Pulse on April 1, 2015. Featured on Computable.nl on April 3, 2015. Recent hebben we als onze vijfde Cloud Architectuur-rondetafel in Nederland gehouden: avonden waarin we met vakgenoten een open dialoog hebben, iedere keer vanuit een andere invalshoek. De vijfde editie had als onderwerp ‘Continuous Delivery en DevOps’, en draaide om het…

De 5 belangrijkste succesfactoren van cloud [NL]

Featured on IBM blog A Smarter Planet on November 27, 2013. Featured on iBestuur on December 10, 2013. Discussies over cloud computing richten zich veelal op het onderscheid tussen Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) en Software-as-a-Service (saaS). We noemen dat ook el de 3 cloud service modellen. Hiermee definieer je…

A Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) perspective on Cloud Computing

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) is a centre of network and information security expertise for the EU, its member states, the private sector and Europe’s citizens. In their report, published on February 14, 2013, they look at cloud computing from a Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) perspective.

Eminence in the Social Age: What is… [1/3]

Eminence, or being a widely known go-to person in a certain area of expertise, is becoming more important now that the trend of democratization is becoming more visible. Secondly, we have clearly entered the social age, where there is a wealth of media venues available to work on your eminence. This post series covers the…

8 IBM White Papers on Cloud not to be missed.

The new year is approaching so it’s “create your list” time so it seems. In my blog post Big Data “as a Service”, featured on The Atlantic, I stated that “Insight + Hindsight = Foresight”, so I’ll take a different approach to making my own list here.

Beware of Fake Clouds!

Featured on Wired Insights on January 8, 2013. You’d think that by now, the term cloud computing started to be used in 2008, we’d all know what it’s characteristic are and how it’s consumed and delivered. This however does not seem to be the case, even though there are some great recaps out there. Just…

BigData “as a Service”

Originally written for and posted on TheAtlantic.com. IBM estimates that 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. Greater use of the inherent benefits of cloud such as responsiveness and flexibility will be essential to how organizations manage and apply that data. Gartner, for example, estimates that, by 2016, 50%…