OpenStack is on everyone’s lips and is slowly working it’s way forward into the IT infrastructure of German companies. 58 percent of German CIOs see in OpenStack a true alternative to commercial cloud management solutions. However, IT decision makers should look closely what they are holding in their hands. OpenStack is basically just an infrastructure […]
The progressive movements of the digital transformation as well as new megatrends like the Internet of Things (IoT) let CIOs finally reach a crossroads. Even if statements like “IT is a business enabler” were ignored as “one of these phrases” in the past, the reality brings CIOs back down to earth. No doubt, the CIO […]
Disaster Recovery currently plays a minor role in the strategic planning and daily routine of SMEs. Yet this negligent attitude can cause harm to the business in a fraction of a second. With the advent of new operational models in the cloud age, there is no longer room for excuses.
To start off with, I do not agree with every decision that Microsoft takes and by far there are products which I consider critical too. But what happened here just shows how narrow-minded some arguments are. The background of the excitement are the conclusions of the market researchers IDC and Gartner on the current situation […]
This article is not directly about cloud computing, but if I look at the whole issue I see many similarities with the concept of the Amazon Web Services. Beyond that it makes me very angry, how a company like Amazon treats its employees – notabene HUMANS. Background A recently published documentary by the ARD (video) […]
I’m using Windows 8 now since a few days in real production use. I really like the new operating system, even if the mix of “tile environment” and the familiar Windows desktop is “something special”. Although I must say that I particularly “would” like to work with the tile surface very much! Would, because I […]
Consumerization of IT basically means that not the IT-department or the purchasing department are responsible for which devices the employees use. They choose the device and software they want. For example, everybody heard the new term „Bring your own device“. I think consumerization of IT is – based on cloud, SaaS and mobile technologies – […]