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Archives for October, 2009


Cloud Computing Inquiries at Gartner

by Tom Bittman  |  October 29, 2009  |  8 Comments

Gartner analysts answer thousands of questions daily on various IT topics, and we learn a lot about IT trends by talking to our clients. For example, for the last twelve months we answered more than 1,000 inquiries from clients specifically on the topic of cloud computing. Which end-user verticals are asking the most questions? Financial [...]

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Talk of Clouds (and Virtualization) in Orlando

by Tom Bittman  |  October 22, 2009  |  7 Comments

At this week’s Gartner Symposium in Orlando, there was a noticeable shift in the end user discussions regarding virtualization and cloud computing, and a few surprises: 1) In my presentation on server virtualization on Monday, before I started, I asked the audience how many of them considered private cloud computing to be a core strategy [...]

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Confessions of a Gartner Analyst at Symposium

by Tom Bittman  |  October 17, 2009  |  1 Comment

Tomorrow I leave for Orlando for our annual all-up IT conference of the year in Orlando, Florida. Attendees see this conference as a one-stop week-long update on all IT industry trends, an opportunity to network with thousands of their peers (including more than a thousand CIOs), and an opportunity to have face-to-face one-on-ones (as opposed [...]

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Cloud Computing and Belly Buttons

by Tom Bittman  |  October 12, 2009  |  4 Comments

It seems like some hard lines have been drawn in the market over cloud computing versus on-premises computing. On the one hand, the proponents of cloud computing are promoting a massive shift of software development toward cloud platforms, designing for multitenancy and massive scale. No more software packages – just buy software as a service. [...]

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A Rant – My Integrity as an Analyst

by Tom Bittman  |  October 8, 2009  |  55 Comments

I need to rant a little. As an analyst at Gartner, I can’t describe how angry I get when I read bloggers spouting as “fact” their opinion that I and my teammates have no integrity. That we can be “bought.” In my 14+ years at Gartner, I have never, ever allowed a vendor to influence [...]

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