Outsource Magazine – Cloudscape, Cloudsourcing, Cloudtrends

This article (Dutch) appeared in the second 2013 edition of Outsource Magazine. Het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven geeft steeds meer uit aan publieke clouddiensten. Onderzoeksbureau The METISfiles voorspelde in januari dit jaar dat het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven in 2016 naar verwachting € 1,2 miljard zal uitgeven aan software as a service (SaaS)-, platform as a service (PaaS)- en […] Read more »

The Cloud Integration And Aggregation Opportunity

There is more than just private, public, and hybrid cloud. Many IT customers will need to orchestrate a hybrid mix of cloud and non-cloud IT resources for some time. This opens up opportunities for vendors to help customers aggregate and integrate a hybrid mix of private and public IT services. Service aggregation is about bundling […] Read more »

Segmenting The InterCloud Opportunity

We wrote about the InterCloud before, defining it as a globally interconnected data center grid offering elastic store and compute capabilities. The most prominent builders of the InterCloud today are Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Rackspace. They are all building general purpose global clouds with a focus on elasticity (see Figure below) and providing APIs for […] Read more »

The Mobile Gap Between Business And Consumer

This presentation was delivered on the Service Manager Day 2013. Omarm de mobiele economie from Pim Bilderbeek Mobile is much more than the stereotype road warrior with tablet and smartphone. Mobile is also the couch potato with the apps and the second screen, the learning thermostat that can be controlled from anywhere, the smart watch […] Read more »

Telcos Beefing Up Cloud Efforts

Recent announcements show that communications service providers are busy beefing up their cloud efforts. TIBCO Extends Reach of its Enterprise Social Network tibbr with KPN and Amazon Web Services KPN’s Grip platform is squarely aimed at the multinational and large enterprise market. With Grip, CIOs can create a private cloud aggregation platform to serve up […] Read more »