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Gregor Petri
Research VP
4 years with Gartner
25 years IT industry

Gregor Petri is a Research VP at Gartner, covering cloud computing, cloud services brokering and CSP cloud strategies. Read Full Bio

Tune into the Cloud: Closer

by Gregor Petri  |  December 31, 2016

Tune into: Ecosystem Platforms During 2016 cloud computing celebrated its tenth anniversary. Therefore, on the threshold of 2017, we’ll briefly look at what the next decade may bring. Also this brings to a close the version of Tune into the Cloud that published monthly in the Dutch print publication Cloudworks, the magazine where we started […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Das Model

by Gregor Petri  |  November 30, 2016

Tune into: Direct Container Costing It is the day that you knew was coming, namely the day IT costs finally transitions from indirect overhead cost to direct attributable costs. This of course was to be expected with digital business becoming the norm(al). But the actual transition may still take a little longer than we might […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Cheap Thrills

by Gregor Petri  |  October 30, 2016

Tune into: a faceless cloud For the longest time, product differentiation, has been the non-plus-ultra for technological oferings, but recently we see – in an sector that is about the same age as the cloud industry – a number of suppliers that are taking a diametrically opposite strategy. The industry we are talking about is […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Money for Nothing

by Gregor Petri  |  September 30, 2016

Tune into: The dark side of digital For me the digital age began with the introduction of the CD (a Dutch invention BTW) and I still remember inserting my first real DDD (Digitally Recorded, Digitally mixed and Digitally Mastered) album into my first hard earned CD player. In hindsight we now know that digital – […]

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Tune into the Cloud: At the Hop

by Gregor Petri  |  August 31, 2016

Tune into: Hype Hopping About a year ago we tuned into “the need for speed” and how a concept like serverless computing” was increasingly catering to this. We are now a year further and the term “serverless” is taking on unexpected proportions. With some even seeing it as the successor to cloud in general or at […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Chain Gang

by Gregor Petri  |  July 15, 2016

Tune into: Decentralisation More than with previous technological (r)evolutions a side effect of cloud computing seems to be an increase in the degree of centralisation and concentration, not just within company organisations, but particularly in the wider commercial market. This is the most obvious with Software as a Service, where providers such as AirBNB, Uber, but […]

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Tune into the Cloud: We’ll meet again

by Gregor Petri  |  June 27, 2016

Tune into: Brexit Who would have thought? A Brexit decision! Time to have a 😉 look what the British may now change: Currency: The UK might get its own currency? (Oh, but wait, they already have that) Travel: I may need a passport to get into to UK (Uh, I already do) Time: They may move […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Total Madness

by Gregor Petri  |  May 30, 2016

Tune into: Total Security It took some time but the need for Total Security Management is slowly starting to sink in. With regard to quality it took the western manufacturing industry several decades before it realized that a separate quality department – standing at the end of the production line to check which products did […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Yes, we have no Banana’s

by Gregor Petri  |  April 24, 2016

Tune into: Hybrid Architectures Just like the earwurm  “Yes, We Have No Bananas” seems to come back every decade or so,  IT has a number of issues that seem on eternal repeat. One of these is the idea that once we have found a better way to do something, that we can just convert and replace all […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Space Oddity

by Gregor Petri  |  March 25, 2016

Tune into: Economic Fall Out By now the new year is already well under way, but for me it began with the realization that many things won’t last forever. We unexpectedly lost David Bowie, the growth of the iPhone came to a hold and slowly the realization that the sheer endless economic growth we all […]

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