Innovation Journal on Ulitzer
The time has come to declare the beginning of the end for the traditional
approach to Information Technology. The party is over.
The End of IT 1.0 As We Know It – has begun. To borrow a phrase from my
previous IBM colleagues who wrote, “The End of TV As We Know It” with
which I became familiar while working on IP Television (IPTV).
You may wonder whether it’s too early to make the call given the lack of
interoperability standards, security concerns, and common definition of cloud
computing. Well, the IPTV space shares many of the same similarities –
emerging technology, emerging standards, emerging adoption, varying
definitions, and yet the call was made in that space.
Cloud computing is a shot across the bow for the giants of the IT industry.
They are on notice. Certainly, some will make the transition, slowly, at
the speed which... (more)
Early Bird at Cloud Expo
Do you have reservations about cloud computing? You are not alone. Cloud
computing is no panacea. You may wonder then why I’m a cloud computing
advocate. Well, simply put, it has the best business model potential I have
seen in the marketplace since the advent of the Internet.
While it is true that the underlying technologies have existed for some time,
they have now matured to a degree that SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS economic business
models are viable.
Still many have doubts. So I will share my perspective in a 3 part article
on Innovation, Risk, and Org... (more)
Early Bird at Cloud Expo
In Part 1 of Innovation and Risk in the Clouds, I focused on the alignment
between strategy, organizational culture, innovation, and cloud computing.
In part 2 we will discuss some of the risks and challenges cloud computing
Do you remember the last time you took a risk? The first time? Do you
remember the first time you saw your company take a meaningful risk?
In business there are some very memorable moments in risk taking. Which
ones do you recall? One of my favorites is the Apple, Xerox, Microsoft, and
IBM story told in the Pirates of Si... (more)
What can these things possibly have in common? In a word - relativity.
I'm reminded of the old joke, two guys are swimming in the ocean when they
notice a shark and one guy takes off swimming towards the boat, while the
other says, "What are you doing? We can't swim faster than a shark", the
other replies, "I don't need to swim faster than a shark, just faster than
Lately there has been a barrage of articles with regards to cloud security,
and some very public demonstrations of outages with Facebook and Twitter.
Its been a field day for many who oppose the cloud computing... (more)
In the excitement of witnessing the dawn of a new era in computing, we often
overlook the fact that while many of us understand the benefits of cloud
computing, there are many more that are just beginning this exciting journey.
For those just getting started, here’s a few quotes on the subject and a
brief snapshot of the advantages. Can you think of any more benefits?
“Using ‘Clouds’ for computing tasks promises a revolution in IT similar
to the birth of the web and e-commerce” — McKinsey March, 2009
“We believe cloud computing will be a hugely disruptive trend for the
entire ent... (more)