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Bimodal IT, VMworld, and the future of VMware

by Lydia Leong  |  August 25, 2014  |  6 Comments

In Gartner’s 2014 research for CIOs, we’ve increasingly been talking about “bimodal IT”. Bimodal IT is the idea that organizations need two speeds of IT — call them traditional IT and agile IT (Gartner just calls them mode-1 and mode-2). Traditional IT is focused on “doing IT right”, with a strong emphasis on efficiency and […]


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Impressions of IBM Pulse

by Lydia Leong  |  February 25, 2014  |  1 Comment

Once upon a time, IBM Pulse was a systems management conference. But this year, IBM has marketed it as a “cloud” conference. The first day of keynotes was largely devoted to IBM’s cloud efforts, although the second day keynote went back to the systems management roots (if still with a cloudy spin). IBM has done […]

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Results of Symposium workshop on Amazon

by Lydia Leong  |  November 8, 2011  |  1 Comment

I promised the attendees at my Gartner Symposium workshop, called “Using Amazon Web Services“, that I would post the notes from the session, so here they are — with some context for public consumption. A workshop is a structured, facilitated discussions that are designed to assist participants in working through a problem, coming up with […]

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Gartner Symposium this week

by Lydia Leong  |  October 16, 2011  |  Comments Off

I am at Gartner Symposium in Orlando this week, and would happy to meet and greet anyone who feels like doing so. I am conducting a workshop on Thursday, at 11 am in Salon 7 in Yacht and Beach, called “Using Amazon Web Services“. (The workshop is full, but it’s always possible there may be […]

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How to get a meeting with me at VMworld

by Lydia Leong  |  August 7, 2011  |  Comments Off

I will be at VMworld in Las Vegas this year. If you’re interested in meeting with me during VMworld, please do the following: Gartner clients and current prospects: Please contact your Gartner account executive to have them set up a meeting (they can use a Gartner internal system called WhereRU to schedule it). I’ve set […]

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Cloud as a Business Executive Forum

by Lydia Leong  |  April 2, 2011  |  Comments Off

On Wednesday, April 13th, I will be speaking at Joyent’s Cloud as a Business Executive Forum, an all-day event that they’re holding at the Le Meridien Hotel in San Francisco. I’ll be delivering a presentation on the cloud computing opportunity for service providers, as follows: Service providers face unprecedented opportunity to grow their revenues and […]

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Observations from the Gartner data center conference

by Lydia Leong  |  December 8, 2010  |  1 Comment

I’m at Gartner’s Data Center Conference this week, and I’m finding it to be an interesting contrast to our recent Application Architecture, Development, and Integration Summit. AADI’s primary attendees are enterprise architects and other people who hold leadership roles in applications development. The data center conference’s primary attendees are IT operations directors and others with […]

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Upcoming Gartner conferences

by Lydia Leong  |  October 9, 2010  |  2 Comments

I will be at three Gartner conferences during the remainder of this year. I will be at Symposium ITxpo Orlando. My main session here will be The Great Debate: Shared-Hardware vs. Shared-Everything Multitenancy, or Amazon’s Apples vs.’s Oranges. (Or for those of you who heard Larry Ellison’s OpenWorld keynote, Oracle ExaLogic vs.…) The […]


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VMworld Europe

by Lydia Leong  |  October 9, 2010  |  1 Comment

I will be at VMworld Europe this week. I am speaking on Wednesday, October 13th, at 10:30 am, giving a short tutorial on outsourcing cloud infrastructure as a service. This is an NTT Communications-sponsored session. I also expect to be available to answer questions at NTT’s booth during that day. During the rest of the […]

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Meeting up at VMworld

by Lydia Leong  |  August 23, 2010  |  1 Comment

I’m going to be at VMworld next week. If you’re a Gartner client, and you’d like to meet up with me while I’m there, please contact your account executive to arrange it. If you’re not a Gartner client, please email me and I’ll see what I can arrange. (My days are mostly spoken for, but […]

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