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Cloud Computing Requires Brokers - And Carrots

by Thomas Bittman  |  February 20, 2015

I can use a credit card and get services up and running within a very short amount of time from a cloud provider. Why would I want to use a...

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How to Create a Cloud Strategy That Fails Big!

by Thomas Bittman  |  June 24, 2014

The elephant in the room is - everyone sees a different part of the elephant. Cloud computing is becoming widely adopted, and yet, there are very different schools of thought...

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Top Five Private Cloud Computing Trends, 2012

by Thomas Bittman  |  March 22, 2012

Private cloud computing continues to heat up, and there are several key trends defining private cloud computing in 2012:1) Real Deployments: We'll see about a 10X increase in private cloud...

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Private Cloud and Hot Tubs

by Thomas Bittman  |  February 28, 2012

Sitting in my hot tub with my wife in central Wisconsin in February made me think about private cloud computing. Why? I was perfectly comfortable where I was, but I...

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Embracing the Blur

by Thomas Bittman  |  February 9, 2011

We're having an interesting discussion inside of Gartner (due credit to Neil MacDonald, Lydia Leong, Cameron Haight and David Cearley for the ideas in this post – I hope they...

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Virtualization Unlocks Cloud Computing

by Thomas Bittman  |  August 11, 2009

Few organizations that I talk to seem to understand the strategic ramifications of server virtualization. They tend to think about cost-cutting – virtualization simply as a form of efficient consolidation....

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21st Century Skills For Dummies

by Thomas Bittman  |  January 30, 2009

21st century skills have been a hot topic in the world of education, and there is an overwhelming amount of 21st century skill information on the web. However, it’s not...

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Our Kids Are Pushing Us

by Thomas Bittman  |  January 7, 2009

Why is virtualization important? Why is cloud computing compelling? Why is agility becoming so important in data centers? It isn’t simply about saving money – although that does help create...

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Can A Cloud Computing Provider Be Too Massive?

by Thomas Bittman  |  September 15, 2008

It’s an interesting question, and I’ve written about this in research and seem to have conversations about this topic with vendors every day. There are two variables that make this...

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