For better or worse, cloud computing has rushed toward centralization, leaving us with few options for where our data can live. It’s time to consider more private alternatives to the centralized cloud. BitTorrent’s Erik Pounds explains why.
Why we are moving to a cloud-centric organization is an interesting post from David Linthicum, Gigaom Research curator for the cloud. He has some thoughts on the new positions and responsibilities that will be required in IT departments as they become centered on supporting and delivering cloud services.
IT has entered a state of bloated chaos. In a recent study, 78 percent of IT executives said their management system had become so unwieldy, they couldn’t pinpoint where the transactions slowed down. According to IPsoft’s Chetan Dube, autonomics are the solution.
Yes, it’s possible for IT departments to manage the consumerization of IT without stopping it. Huddle’s Andy McLoughlin offers a simple approach that allows corporate IT departments the flexibility to give employees choices about mobile devices and the control to ensure that networks are safe.
Cloud computing technologies have helped remove many of the intrinsic barriers programmers used to encounter when developing, deploying and scaling software applications. Now, the biggest hurdles developers often face are human: their own corporate IT teams. That’s the problem DevOps aims to solve.