Expanding The Public Cloud Opportunity: How To Grow Your XaaS Portfolio

The Public Cloud is a segment of the IT industry that we keep under close surveillance. Within our three research themes – Elastic Enterprise, Connected Worker and Partner Ecosystems – the Public Cloud is a major area of focus because it accelerates enterprise elasticity and worker connectivity and disrupts traditional partner ecosystems. When we look […] Read more »

Ninety-nine and a half just won’t do

In matters of the heart you got to have a hundred, as Wilson Pickett sang in 1966. However, in matters of the (public) Cloud we are only getting 99.9% availability or less today according to the International Working Group on Cloud Computing Resiliency (IWGCR) formed in March 2012 by Telecom ParisTech and Paris 13 University. […] Read more »

Digital Europe 2012: Disconnected Government

While we were focused on preparing our CIO Travel Guide For 2012, we also prepared a set of more traditional predictions for Digital Europe and recommendations for ICT vendors as part of a “crowd-forecasting” exercise of independent ICT Analyst and “Boutiques”. We believe that in 2012, European governments will become increasingly out of touch with […] Read more »

CIO Travel Guide For 2012

Rather than doing traditional analyst predictions we thought it would be a good idea to give you an infographic to mull over for the holiday season and to use as your personal travel guide on your IT voyage through 2012. Three Destinations We think there are three destinations that will be on your itinerary. The […] Read more »

The Cloud Is Programmed To Receive

At Oracle Open World 2011, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison took a stab at Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff calling Salesforce.com ‘the ultimate vendor lock-in’ and claimed that ‘you can check in but you can’t check out’ of Salesforce.com. I don’t know about you but this immediately reminded me of part of the famous Eagles song, ‘Hotel […] Read more »