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I'm currently reading Influencers, in which the authors make a great point that with innovation, the messenger is as important as the message. There's a story of a researcher who attempts to get farmers to use a more disease resistant strain of corn, but the farmers don’t view this person as experienced and don't want to risk their crop. So, the researcher sets out to find that one person who will try the new strain of corn, thereby, setting an example for all the other farmers. So, the researcher finds this farmer that dresses in Bermuda shorts and drives a Cadillac, who is open to innovative farming techniques and who successfully uses the new strain of corn to grow a bumper crop. At this point, most of us engineer types are thinking, great, now all the other farmers have an example of it working and will feel more comfortable using the new corn. I know I will rai... (more)

The Anonymous Neighbor Problem | @CloudExpo #IoT #DigitalTransformation

COMED, my power company, sends out a monthly report that shows me my energy consumption relative to my neighbors. Every month I’m considerably higher than all my neighbors. This report also has a list of things I could do to reduce my energy consumption. The problem with this report is that it doesn’t take into account my house size relative to the other houses in my neighborhood. My house is the largest model and accounts for about one-third the local sample size. If I were to attempt to reduce my energy consumption so that I would be in line with the monthly average of my neigh... (more)

The Path to the Intelligent Cloud

Let's face it right now the cloud is pretty immature. The level of automation and management of these environments are analogous to the early assembly lines, but it won't be this way long. This is not the industrial revolution and it moves at a wicked fast pace. Before we know it the next generation of cloud computing will be upon us and it will be very different than the IaaS/PaaS/SaaS offerings we know today. For one, it will be intelligent. That is, the cloud will be content aware and it's network connections will act like mycelia hyphae and what one hyphae learns will become ... (more)

Transformation Is More Important Than Cloud

On the surface it looks to be a chicken and egg problem. Is cloud driving IT transformation or is IT transformation driving cloud’s growth? The movement to cloud requires a shift in approach for many IT organizations for how to deal with procurement, management, security, etc. In some cases, public cloud offerings are driving IT to change how it delivers services as the business has access to options that don’t require IT’s participation in order to acquire. The truth is that IT organizations can build and deliver private cloud offerings without changing how they operate interna... (more)

In IaaS and PaaS Convergence, It’s PaaS That Should Lead

Recent commentaries by cloud industry luminaries Reuven Cohen & Krishnan Subramanian address key issues related to relative importance and potential longevity of an independent Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). In his commentary, Reuven poses, "Do consumers really care about the difference between IaaS and PaaS?" The answer to this question is most likely, no, but that doesn't eliminate the need for distinction, it merely is a matter of how best to deliver the value of cloud computing to users. In his commentary, Krishnan does an excellent job of exploring one way to classify PaaS a... (more)