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Archives for October, 2008


Five Tenets for the Connected Analyst

by Tom Bittman  |  October 29, 2008  |  4 Comments

Jeremiah Owyang of Forrester had a wonderful post called “The 7 Tenets of the Connected Analyst”. I really appreciate his list, but I felt he didn’t discuss the challenges enough to strike the right balance between his first six tenets, and the last (“Be profitable”). This is very hard! For those of us in the [...]

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Does Azure Imply a Cloudless Sky?

by Tom Bittman  |  October 28, 2008  |  9 Comments

Is Azure a hopeful name? An azure sky implies cloudless, doesn’t it? No question, Microsoft would like cloud computing to go away. Selling gazillions of copies of Windows and Office, not to mention mere zillions of Windows Server and Server products has been a nice business. This whole cloud idea is ruining their bright, clear, [...]

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Cisco’s Lofty Opportunities and Challenges

by Tom Bittman  |  October 18, 2008  |  Submit a Comment

Rather than summarize the entire discussion that Ken Dulaney and I had with Cisco’s CEO and Chairman, John Chambers on October 14th at Gartner’s Symposium in Orlando, I’d like to focus on two key points that many people may have missed, but should prove to be critical opportunities and challenges for Cisco in the near [...]

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Virtualization, Clouds, and John Chambers

by Tom Bittman  |  October 11, 2008  |  Submit a Comment

This week at Gartner’s Symposium in Orlando I will be presenting “Virtualization Changes Virtually Everything” and “The Future of Infrastructure and Operations: The Engine of Cloud Computing”. Ken Dulaney and I will also be leading a Masterminds discussion with Cisco’s CEO and Chairman, John Chambers. Here’s what you can expect: On Monday, my “Virtualization” presentation [...]

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Partly or Mostly Cloudy?

by Tom Bittman  |  October 9, 2008  |  4 Comments

My head has been in the clouds for the past week or so – I’ve literally been working full-time on cloud computing. Cloud services are popping up right and left, and more are coming. Some of these are not cloud by our definition. But what about the ones that fit the definition, but barely? From [...]

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