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If you are a cloud provider, whether you are pure play or an internal IT department, it is very interesting to know who is buying cloud services, and why. In a recent survey by PB7 sponsored by EuroCloud Netherlands and others, a group of Dutch companies was interviewed about their motivations and hesitations around cloud computing. The survey's results were quite a bit more interesting than the usual lot. In this article I have cherry picked a few observations from the larger survey. The majority of companies are using cloud computing these days, and this includes government organizations by the way....
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Cloud Computing is no longer an option, but a reality in the IT landscape of almost all organizations. At the same time cloud computing has a lot of variants and choices. These choices are relevant for the IT strategy, and in some cases even the company strategy. This article outlines in a step by step way the most important questions that you can ask to come to the right cloud strategy. The first question is: what to expect of cloud computing? Which business improvements do you aim for? Cost advantage? Agility? Mobility? Innovation? If you don’t have a clear idea on...
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Cloud computing will turn the IT-value chain upside down. That will lead to dramatic changes in the way hardware and software is being marketed and managed. These changes will be most profound for IT departments and value added resellers (VARs), but computer manufacturers will feel the heat too. To illustrate this point we can take a high level view of where servers are being deployed. In 2012 Intel reported that three big server manufacturers no longer account for 75% of their turnover in server processors (Intel confirms decline of server giants) . The new kids on the block are the cloud...
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The number one concern cited for avoiding cloud computing is security. And there is a reason for that. Cloud providers have demonstrated some spectacular failures in the past, including Amazon’s near total shutdown of an entire region, Dropbox’s authentication snafu, and innumerous cloud providers that go belly-up. However, in the long run, cloud computing is destined to become more secure than in-house IT. I will briefly describe two dynamics in the industry that point in that direction, with substantiating evidence. First, good cloud providers are getting better, as they have more staff available to do security, and bigger economies of scale,...
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There are growing number of professionals from different business domain who are exploring the opportunity to re-skill themselves. Some time, we have questions related to Enterprise Architecture or SOA or Big data that need answers, but don’t know whom to ask. No worries, I persuaded Krish Ayyar (Director EA Services, Australia & New Zealand) to help me out this time. We had our share of fun while coordinating this interaction because of the travel schedules, and the time zone gaps. The good news is that I could get Krish to answer the six questions for you. First three questions were related to emerging...
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On behalf of iCMG management and the jury, I am happy to invite nominations for the world’s most coveted Enterprise & IT Architecture Awards. If you want your hard work, and achievement gets noticed - a coveted award will help you to compete better. Earn the honor, recognition and respect you deserve.
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This is the time of the year when professionals around the globe with interest in Architecture discipline assemble in the Bangalore every year to discuss and share their experience. The occasion is the iCMG annual Enterprise & IT architecture summit, this year it happens to be the sixth edition. Don’t come alone, bring your A team who are critical in shaping the future of your systems and business in the next 12 months.

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This is the time of the year when professionals around the globe with interest in Architecture discipline assemble in the Bangalore every year to discuss and share their experience. The occasion is the iCMG annual Enterprise & IT architecture summit, this year it happens to be the sixth edition. Don’t come alone, bring your A team who are critical in shaping the future of your systems and business in the next 12 months.
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As the last date of submission is 28 May, we expect these statistics to change and I look forward to update them.

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