First, happy New Year It's the time of the year again where people come out with their predictions, so I took a stab at it. This year I focused on "cloud", how could you guess. So, if you want to know what I see in the tea leaves, just read and stay tuned. By the way feedback is more than welcome.
Many conflicting definitions exist for private cloud. Is it something behind the firewall, is it set-up and managed only for one customer. I argue it's neither, but one needs to look back at what the customer issues are and how those can be addressed. This brings us to a definition of a private cloud leaving room for multiple delivery models. You want to know more ...
How will cloud address the needs of the CIO and it's new GEN-Y employees moving forward? We put ourselves in 2015 and describe what the IT world would be. Personal devices connected to both the enterprise and the social networks, interacting with a "cloudified" IT back office, things will definitely change.
Patrick Gray from TechRepublic wrote a blog entry "Why the “cloud” doesn’t matter". I fundamentally disagree with him and describe why. But taking advantage of that, I describe how the role of the CIO is changing and how he becomes the aggregator of services delivered by legacy applications, his own private cloud and the public cloud.