You see, what we’re actually trying to do here is, we’re trying to get a feel for how people spend their day at work… so, if you would, would you walk us through a typical day, for you?

One of my favorite side projects in the cloud industry is meeting with technical leaders, mostly CIOs, and talking to them about the huge change that is coming with Cloud.

CIOs have already been faced with several major challenges.  We’ve seen huge cuts to IT budgets, the increased pressure to tighten security and compliance, and ofcourse, the rise in social media and mobile devices.  It’s not easy being a CIO these days.  Now cloud has come along and there is increased pressure for them to leverage these new methodologies to make the organizations lean, mean and innovative.  No pressure. Continue reading

The question isn’t “what are we going to do,” the question is “what aren’t we going to do?”

This week at VMworld, there was a lot of different shifts in the cloud industry felt.  From security to functionality, the cloud started to inch a bit forward.  One area in particular got the VMworld bump, mobility.  According to VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, we’ve moved past the mainframe to client-server transition and are now transitioning into a mobile-cloud stage.  Wait, what?  Doesn’t VMware focus on server virtualization solutions?  Why does he care about the transition to mobile clouds? Continue reading