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We continue to see a great amount of interest in combining “data protection” and “the cloud” – but also a great deal of confusion, in that there isn’t such thing as “the cloud.”
One of the very interesting developments that I’m closely tracking is the use of Google Chromebooks in the enterprise. Google has nice traction and use cases in the education market, but it’s the potential growth in the enterprise that intrigues me, since the Chromebook could stand to be very disruptive alongside other laptop OEMs and could be the exact onramp that Google needs into the business environment.
According to ESG research, 75% of organizations use public cloud services of one kind or another today. A majority (65%) use SaaS, 38% use IaaS, and 33% use PaaS. In terms of IaaS, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is still the king of the hill, but many large enterprises are implementing or kicking the tires on alternatives.
I’m a gadget geek at heart and I continue to be fascinated by how mobile devices and applications are driving enormous behavioral changes inside of businesses. I also have to sympathize for the IT professionals that have to balance an enhanced user experience with heightened security while they manage to maintain legacy applications alongside modernized applications. Not to mention the fact that managing desktops and laptops is a challenge; now there are more devices and many are not corporate owned.
It is fascinating to research and analyze how mobility strategies are changing employee behavior inside the corporate world. Senior business leaders recognize the value and strength in mobility while employees request improved access and enhanced collaboration & communication which all ultimately lead to improved productivity.
IT vendors are fanning the fire when it comes to transforming the way desktops, applications and data are delivered and secured. The construct ESG has been speaking about for some time and continues to use is - workspaces.
Cisco announced it was acquiring Jasper, a an Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider for $1.4 billion (USD). How does a software platform for IoT benefit a networking vendor like Cisco? As I wrote in a prior blog looking back at Cisco Live, their focus for the future emphasizes the importance of architectures, solutions, and outcomes, as opposed to being a vendor of networking equipment, so this brings them one more step closer to creating an IoT architecture that's based on solutions (and not simply devices) and to put more weight on their software assets.
Just five weeks into 2016 and it’s already been a busy year for the cybersecurity industry. Here are just a few highlights so far...
I woke up the other day to discover that it was still February 2nd — clearly I'm trapped in the Groundhog Day loop. Must check my code for recursive logic. One symptom is having to make predictions about what will happen today based on what happened yesterday. I recently published a video to explore how the big data and analytics market is repeating some of the patterns of the past year, only more so.