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…

Cloud all-in [NL]

Featured on Computable.nl on January 20, 2014. Als ik zo de balans opmaak van de vele bedrijven waar ik in 2013 mee heb mogen werken kan ik concluderen dat de grote verandering echt heeft ingezet. Waar 2011 en 2012 nog de jaren waren van het experimenteren met cloud diensten, lijkt 2013 het jaar te zijn…

Eminence in the Social Age: How to… [3/3]

Now we’ve covered the what is (part 1) and why (part 2) of working on your eminence and how this reflects in the social age, we finish the series with the how to. We want to provide you with useful guidance on the different levels of engagement and practical tips and tools on how to…

Eminence in the Social Age: Why… [2/3]

In part one of this series we have explained what eminence is and why we have definitely entered the social age. This second part details why eminence matters, to advance your career and grow your knowledge. Learn why eminence in the social age matters, to you personally and to businesses around you, again with great…

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…

Disruptive (Functionality Driven) Trends for 2013 (and Beyond)

Being an avid follower and reader of information on cloud computing passing by on many of the social media channels available, I observed that most of the fuss around cloud computing is still technology driven. And this is wrong, or at least does not cover the full load. Earlier I posted about the business benefits…

2013 Cloud Prediction Wrap Up

It’s mid December, so everyone who’s anyone creates their own list (a bit of sarcasm here.) Naturally I created mine, but with a twist: I created a list of the 8 IBM white papers on cloud computing not to be missed which of which the content will transcend to 2013 and beyond. But maybe two…

Democratization of IT (macro trend 3 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 democratization of IT; the two previous postings covered externalization of IT and consumerization…

Top 10 technology trends…according to VC’s

I just read this GigaOm blog post on the top 10 technology trends for next 5 years according to venture capitalists (VC’s). I fully agree with the title, some are a bit wacky at first sight! But most make total sense and are also currently picked up by the big IT firms, like IBM.

Consumerization of IT (macro trend 2 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 consumerization of IT; the previous posting was about externalization; a follow up post…

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…