Tracking the Megatrend of Cloud Computing
There are seven key MegaTrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can
remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands
for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big
Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity.
In this post we dive deeper into the first of these trends, Cloud Computing.
We succinctly describe Cloud Computing as the scalable delivery of
computational resources. Models of cloud compute include public clouds,
private clouds and blends in between. Architectures are in place now that
leverage tiers of clouds that can exist in multiple sizes and locations,
including homes, businesses and datacenters.
A snapshot of the trend right now indicates:
Efficiencies of this architecture are driving compute costs down. Commercial
Cloud Computing providers are know widely know... (more)
By Bob Gourley
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Hadoop Summit –
According to the O’Reilly Data Scientist Salary Survey, R is the most-used
tool for data scientists, while Weka is a widely used and popular open source
collection of machine learning algorithms. Today, Pentaho Corporation
announced the Data Science Pack, a toolkit to operationalize these two
commonly used technologies. Through Pentaho Data Integration (PDI), data
scientists can offload the drudgery of the data flow process with analytic
components for R and Weka, so organizations can spend more time on... (more)
Thanks to the professional, virtuous work of security researchers Chris
Valasek and Charlie Miller and some fantastic reporting on this research by
Andy Greenberg of Wired Magazine, we have long known that theoretical hacks
against cars are no longer theoretical. They are real. Many connected cars
can be hacked and they can be hacked from long distance. And the threats
include threats to safety.
The publicity brought to these issues was incredibly important and helpful.
Zero action would have occurred without it.
Now, almost a year after the research was initially published, the... (more)
How Open Hybrid Clouds Will Change Cloud Computing
By Rick Delgado
The cloud has evolved quickly. Businesses have weighed the perks of private,
public, and even hybrid clouds. If those options weren’t enough, here comes
the open hybrid cloud.
An open hybrid cloud leverages the benefits of accessing data and processes
across private and public implementations, while facilitating open source
development. It is a model that has expanded within the military. In the
search for costs savings, the Department of Defense has experimented with
many new cloud models.
On-premise, government... (more)
One of my favorite examinations of the role of the Chief Technology Officer
(CTO) is Tom Berray’s”Roles of the CTO: Four Models for Success. ”
If you are an enterprise CTO or any technologist looking for career context I
strongly recommend it to you for its situational awareness and context. Tom
writes of CTOs in four models:
The Infrastructure Manager The Big Thinker The Technology Visionary and
Operations Manager The External-facing Technologist
These well defined models were based on discussions with hundreds of
technologists as well as written surveys.
It remains the definit... (more)