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…

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…

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…

Externalization, Consumerization and Democratization of IT

Back in September 2009 Burton Group, acquired by Gartner in January 2010, posted three predictions for the year to come. Let’s visit these predictions and see where we stand. Burton Group specified three macro trends: externalization of IT, consumerization of IT, and democratization of IT. All of the categories are still relevant in current IT…

IT Trends 2010, according to Burton Group

Burton Group’s (now Gartner) Three Executive Trends for 2010 Planning. A look into the next 18 months, from the Executive Advisory Blog of Burton Group VP and executive analyst Chris Howard: Several macro trends exist at very high levels in IT organizations, but Burton Group has established baseline trends for 2010 IT planning. Not surprisingly…