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As we enter the final week before the 19th International Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo in Santa Clara, CA, it's time for me to reflect on six big topics that will be important during the show. Hybrid Cloud This general-purpose term seems to provide a comfort zone for many enterprise IT managers. It sounds reassuring to be able to work with one of the major public-cloud providers like AWS or Microsoft Azure while still maintaining an on-site presence. But this is a complicated topic, not a simple one. The larger issue is to avoid creating new, discrete silos of information as an enterprise develops some apps on AWS, a PoC on-premises, and tries to deploy across hybrid and multiple clouds. I look forward to conversations with Cloud Expo attendees that touch on the seemingly infinite variety of hybrid cloud approaches and options available today. Containers and Microservi... (more)

Should RIM BlackBerries Be Rented?

So I was sitting under the hot lights at SYS-CON Media’s headquarters in Montvale, NJ recently, trying to mind my own business but expecting to get hit with some sort of surprise question by my SYS-CON.TV colleague Jeremy Geelan. Jeremy, who serves as Publishing Director of SYS-CON, brings a wealth of journalistic and technological experience to the game, backed by the sort of elocution one would expect from a former BBC producer. And as a European, he often speaks from a viewpoint that, simply, can seemingly be designed to rub a solid U.S. citizen the wrong way. He also likes to... (more)

New GITEC Report Says Feds Lacking Cloud Computing Vision

GovIT Session at Cloud Expo Another story about how the federal government remains wedded to primitive technology has crossed the wires, this one from Market Connections, Inc., which performed some custom research for the Government Information Technology Council (GITEC). Likening much of the feds' use of technology as being of "Model T vintage," the report compiled responses from 223 people involved in management, operations, and IT, with about 60 percent from civilian agencies and 40 percent from defense and military agencies. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship... (more)

Accenture Touts Cloud Computing for Developed Nations

So much emphasis is being placed today on developing nations, it's easy to forget the role of developed nations. Because, despite all the excitement generated in recent years by China, India, Russia, Brazil, and many other countries, the developed world retains 69% of the global economy (according to recent figures from the CIA World Factbook.) The combined economies of North America (the US, Canada, and Mexico) has about 29% of the world share, followed closely by the 27 members of the European Union with 28%. The developed Asia-Pacific nations (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Aus... (more)

Exclusive Octoblu Interview @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley

With Octoblu emerging from stealth mode, it seemed like a good idea to talk to a couple of key people there. We were able to do just that with company co-founders Geir Ramleth and Chris Matthieu. Geir Ramleth serves as CEO. He was named to CIO Magazine's Hall of Fame in 2008, and served as SVP/CIO of the Bechtel Group for more than a decade during his career. Chris Matthieu serves as CTO and has a global reputation as an innovator in emerging technologies. Chris also serves as our Tech Chair at @ThingsExpo. Octoblu will utilize Meshblu (formerly code named SkyNetIM), an open sour... (more)