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Having made it past the 2013 midpoint, it's time for technology-driven and/or technology-enabled organizations to evaluate plans and review outcomes so far, look at what has changed in the industry or business landscape; and realign for what the rest of the year has to offer. Here are some checkpoint trends, observations and tips to help you review and adjust plans for rest of the year. These observations and suggestions are based on field work, intelligence gathered working with customers, partners, prospects and industry leaders. Key Trends and Observations - Mid Year The cloud market continues to be led by pioneers such as Amazon and Salesforce.com while Microsoft, VMware, Google and IBM (along with SoftLayer) have made positive headways. Other players such as Oracle, SAP, HP, Rackspace, Terremark and NetSuite are emerging as serious contenders. Cloud computing... (more)

Open Source, the Fuel for Cloud Disruption

Open source has proven to be a good option for building, managing, and delivering scalable infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) clouds and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) clouds. Typically, most open source cloud platforms support multiple virtualization technologies, giving enterprises a range of choices from multiple vendors of closed as well as open source technologies. Some examples are Eucalyptus, OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, OpenNebula, Red Hat OpenShift, Xen Cloud Platform Project (XCP), and the newest kid on the block, Citrix Cloudstack 3. While some apprehension still exists a... (more)

Technology Benefit Cycle: What Gartner & Geoffrey Moore Aren’t Telling You

The Technology Adoption Lifecycle and Gartner's Hype Cycle are well known in the industry for helping companies make better and informed decisions about technology adoption and deployment. Both have influenced companies the world over and through various technology generations. These models however address only two dimensions - technology maturity and adoption. There is a third and equally important dimension that looks to understand how new technology adoption is going to benefit an organization. It's about understanding the process and the manifestation of possible prosperity, ... (more)

Is SMAC Good Enough to Meet the Demands of the New Digital World?

According to a recent KPMG report, SMAC, or Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud Computing, comprises around 80% of total ICT (Information & Communications Technology) spend. SMAC is not only promising a modern way for enterprises to leverage information technology, but it's also revolutionizing the way business will be done in the future. However, getting there is not as easy as S, M, A, and C. Enterprises need to fully understand the power and potential of these technology areas in order to make sense of their intended dominance in the next few years ahead. The values SMAC eleme... (more)

Cloud Computing Strategies to Fast Track Revenue Generation

Today's information technology era is driven by software providers of all shapes and sizes. On the one hand we have big or very big providers who have established themselves through very sophisticated business models and ecosystem channels they have invested in for a long time. Tried and tested business processes enable them to stay ahead of the curve when responding to new customer demands - either through large investments in new innovations or because of the market reach they have established over time. On the other hand, there are several small and medium independent software ... (more)