Managed IT is not the future of the cloud

This article was originally published on my Cloud Power blog at Computerworld on November 10th, 2015 On October 21st, 2015, HP officially announced what many of us anticipated for months. After months of denials and flip-flopping they will shut down their HP Helion Public Cloud service. How does their SLA stack up against other cloud … Continue reading Managed IT is not the future of the cloud

Your IT Department’s Kodak Moment

Your IT department's Kodak moment is now, but it is not the kind of a moment where you get to take a cute picture and save it forever. George Eastman founded Kodak in 1888. The company was dominant during most of 20th century in the market for photographic film. Even though they invented the first … Continue reading Your IT Department’s Kodak Moment

Smart IT Departments Own Their Business API and Take Ownership of Data Governance

Satya Nadella explained Microsoft's “secret” weapon against AWS and Google: To me what matters is having the right mix of SaaS value. I don’t think of my server business as somehow “old school” or “legacy.” I actually think of the server as the edge of my cloud. We now have the ability to tie together … Continue reading Smart IT Departments Own Their Business API and Take Ownership of Data Governance

Microsoft and Apple Have Everything to Lose if Chromebooks Succeed

Desperate times call for desperate measures at Microsoft. Frobes reports: Despite a lacklustre start, Chromebooks are becoming relatively popular in the super-budget end of the portable market. This has worried Microsoft for some time. After all, with a Google-centric experience, not to mention an operating system in the form of Chrome OS, there’s little if … Continue reading Microsoft and Apple Have Everything to Lose if Chromebooks Succeed