Unlike big data, IoT may live up to the hype

Big data has long promised more than it delivers, at least for most enterprises. While a shift to cloud pledges to help, big data deployments are still more discussed than realized, with Gartner insisting that only 14 percent of enterprises have gotten Hadoop off the ground. Will the other darling of the chattering class, IoT… Continue reading Unlike big data, IoT may live up to the hype

Cloud project? Prepare for failure

You’ve been tasked with moving 50 applications and their data to the cloud. That’s a daunting task, even if you’ve done it before, but most such migrations are first-time efforts. There’s a big risk in your making a mistake or in the fundamental approach you’ve chosen. Surveys from Innotas seem to indicate that the initial… Continue reading Cloud project? Prepare for failure

How Cisco wants to become the Switzerland of the cloud

After years of juggling with different strategies of how to pursue the cloud computing market, Cisco now has what it believes will be a winning one: Become a so-called Switzerland of the cloud. Cisco is not spending billions of dollars to build a public cloud to compete with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google… Continue reading How Cisco wants to become the Switzerland of the cloud

SAP sets launch date for its Cloud Platform SDK for iOS

Almost a year after SAP teamed with Apple to develop business applications for smartphones and tablets, the German enterprise software developer is ready to unveil the first fruits of their partnership. On March 30, it plans to release the first version of SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, a tool to enable businesses to integrate… Continue reading SAP sets launch date for its Cloud Platform SDK for iOS

Cloud companies are eyeing cell services, Nokia CEO says

Enterprises and cloud companies will start trying their hands at cellular this year, Nokia President and CEO Rajeev Suri predicts. “Enhanced reality” and events such as concerts may be where cloud giants first get into mobile services, Suri said at a Nokia event in Barcelona on the eve of Mobile World Congress. [ Your company’s… Continue reading Cloud companies are eyeing cell services, Nokia CEO says

3 little things in Linux 4.10 that will make a big difference

Linux never sleeps. Linus Torvalds is already hard at work pulling together changes for the next version of the kernel (4.11). But with 4.10 now out, there are three groups of changes worth paying close attention to for the ways they improve performance and enable feature sets that weren’t possible before on Linux. Here’s a rundown… Continue reading 3 little things in Linux 4.10 that will make a big difference

Yes, the cloud will kill jobs—maybe even yours

One of the first questions that I get from a new client moving to the cloud is what organizational changes it will likely go through. Although clients want to adopt cloud computing as disruptive technology, they don’t want to disrupt their roles in the organization. But you can’t really disrupt your technology without disrupting your… Continue reading Yes, the cloud will kill jobs—maybe even yours