Archive For August, 2011

Dear IT: If you ignore me, I’ll ignore you

Consumerization of IT. So what? My spellchecker may not recognize it yet, but it’s the latest trend in IT. Actually, it’s an observation. It’s not about some easy, new, and efficient way to get IT done. In fact, for IT…

Why cloud computing hype isn’t bad for IT after all

A week or two back, ReadWriteWeb ran and published the results of a reader poll of the “most over-hyped cloud technologies.” Amusingly, the results (aside from a NoSQL mention) read like the basic NIST definition of the key components of cloud computing. Software as…

Why Do You *NOT* Love Going to VMworld?

In my last post, I asked why you love going to VMworld, and gave you a few of my reasons – like the people, the technology, the announcements, the sessions, the labs, and the parties. But like any business trip,…

Why Do You Love Going to VMworld?

I love going to VMworld. It may be my favorite conference of the year (after CA World, of course!). If you love going to VMworld too, then I would really like to know why. I’ll start … For me, the…

A Color-by-Numbers Kit for Private Cloud Architecture

What matters most to enterprise architects as private clouds take shape at their organizations? The same issues that always matter: standards, repeatability, governance and structure. Yet, I would say that all those things matter more than ever with private clouds….