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One Year Later

So, it has been almost a year now since I accepted a position with Gartner Inc. as an IT industry analyst.  In that time, all of my thinking and writing about the industry has been redirected to Gartner’s research outputs … Continue reading

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Approaching the IT Transformation Barrier (7)

“New use cases and their subsequent solutions are like a feedback loop that creates a gravity well of chaotic innovation.” Part 7 – Panning for new Use Cases This is the last of a seven-part series considering the ongoing transformation … Continue reading

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Approaching the IT Transformation Barrier (6)

“The need for a common language requirement is the chief problem microservices solve.” Part 6 – Episode IV: A New OOP Our series exploring the six independent yet related threads that are converging to drive dramatic transformation in information technology … Continue reading

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Approaching the IT Transformation Barrier (4)

  “…the direct to consumer aspect of the container model is at the heart of its transformative capabilities.” Part 4 – The Tupperware Party This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series relating six largely independent yet convergent evolutionary … Continue reading

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Approaching the IT Transformation Barrier (2)

Part 2 – The Compositional Frontier In my previous installment, I introduced the idea that the Information Technology industry is approaching, and perhaps is already beginning to cross, a major point of inflection.  I likened it to a barrier synchronization, … Continue reading

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A New Way to Think about Cloud Service Models (Part 3)

Part 3 – PaaS: A Spectrum of Services In my previous post, I started developing the notion of a “universal” cloud service model that has IaaS is at one end and SaaS at the other of a spectrum. But spectrum of what?  I … Continue reading

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Privacy: The Cloud Model’s Waterloo?

Part 2 – How Privacy Could Cripple the Cloud Security and privacy are often mentioned together. This is natural, because they are related, yet distinct topics.  Security is a technical concept concerned with the controlled access, protection, integrity, and availability … Continue reading

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Privacy: The Cloud Model’s Waterloo?

Part 1 – Privacy Ain’t the Same As Security Most people consider the word privacy solely in the context of cloud deployment models, where a private cloud is one reserved strictly for the use of a specific group of people that have … Continue reading

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The Myth of Cloud Insecurity (cont.)

Part 3 – Leaping the Chasm In my previous posts (Part 1, Part 2) in this series, we established the theory that the human species has come to rely on physical ownership and control of something as necessary and sometimes even sufficient … Continue reading

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The Myth of Cloud Insecurity

Part 1 – The False Sense of Physical Security As is often the case when new paradigms are advanced, cloud computing as a viable method for sourcing information technology resources has met with many criticisms, ranging from doubts about the … Continue reading

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