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Atlantazon: Living the Dream of Amazon’s HQ2

by Daryl Plummer  |  September 27, 2017

Here we are a week ahead of my interview with Amazon AWS CEO Andy Jassy at Gartner’s Annual Symposium and I got to thinking about Amazon’s search for a new HQ. Well, everybody is thinking about that so I figured since I live in Atlanta Georgia, I would throw in my 2cents, hoping for 5 […]

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Yes, Watson, There IS an Alexa/Cortana Clique

by Daryl Plummer  |  August 30, 2017

Today, two of the Voice personal assistant (VPA) giants got together and decided to cooperate on creating a big-time social party between their voice services. Alexa and Cortana are now BFFs (see Gartner analyst Werner Goertz’s take here). They say good things come to those who wait, and I have been waiting on this since […]

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“Digital BizOps”: A Philosophy of Business Operations in the Digital World

by Daryl Plummer  |  September 19, 2014

Digital Business is everywhere and everyone is buzzing about it. But like a swarm of angry bees, sometimes all you want is for the buzzing to stop. Unfortunately, in the digital world, the buzzing is only likely to get louder and more persistent. And it turns out; the problem isn’t really the buzzing. It’s really […]

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3D Printing: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

by Daryl Plummer  |  March 3, 2014

 What’s the impact of 3D printing on society? According to a PBS Newshour story, 3D printing can produce everything from ballet shoes to human tissue. 3D printing represents a different kind of disruption from other IT-related technologies  — in the world of bioprinting it affects things largely centered on the physical world (e.g.,  tissue and […]

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Gartner Cool Vendors Nominations are All In

by Daryl Plummer  |  February 9, 2012

The Gartner Cool Vendors process happens at the beginning of each year and terminates in the April timeframe with the publication of our annual list of relatively un-known but interesting IT vendors. In early January, we launched the internal nominations process for identifying Cool Vendors candidates. After a month of interaction, we finally reviewed and […]

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Cloud Brokerage Has a “Green” Future – The Color of Money

by Daryl Plummer  |  December 13, 2011

In 2011, Cloud Services Brokerage (CSB) has grown from a minor curiosity into a major point of interest for cloud providers and consumers alike. The issues of aggregating, integrating, customizing, and governing cloud services have become serious ones for small, medium, and large Enterprises who need help getting their cloud services to be the solutions […]

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Natural Cloud Salespeople

by Daryl Plummer  |  October 26, 2011

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Back Your Way Into The Right Cloud Choices

by Daryl Plummer  |  October 26, 2011

Your motto shold be: If you assume Public Cloud CAN work for you, you will soon discover what it CANNOT do. If you assume Public cloud CANNOT work for you then you will NEVER discover what it CAN do! Back your way into the appropriate choices or lock yourself out of them – its your […]

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Cloud Brokerage is Gaining Ground

by Daryl Plummer  |  August 31, 2011

All of a sudden, everyone is interested in cloud services brokerage. Well, by everyone, I mean end customers looking for an easier way to integrate cloud computing into their plans and vendors seeking a new set of markets to mine. But no matter the interested party, one thing is clear. The options for doing cloud […]

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Cloudstreams: The Next Cloud Integration Challenge

by Daryl Plummer  |  November 8, 2010

I’m about to introduce a term to describe a solid trend in cloud computing integration – Cloudstreams. It will come as no surprise to those of you who have spoken to me that this trend lays in the domain of cloud services brokerage. I have said, and will continue to say, that cloud services brokerage […]

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