Cloud Storage API Wars – Here We Go Again

In Standardized Cloud APIs? Yes, Don Macvittie takes on the opposing view held by editor Mike Fratto in Standardizing Cloud APIs Is Useless. Gentlemen, you are both right. In a previous blog entry, I noted the following: One last comment on this business of vendor lock in and cloud storage APIs (another focus of the … Read more

Enterprise Cloud Storage and the Consumerization of IT

There are multiple productive and desirable use cases for cloud storage for the enterprise. This spans many use cases, including specialized applications that use programmable API cloud storage, file server replacement solutions, backup and archive solutions and what we call “Personal Cloud Storage.” (Personal Cloud Storage, or PCS, is the use of PC, tablet, mobile … Read more

Cloud Storage: The Telco Advantage

I believe that there exist at least three inherent advantages for major converged Telcos in the cloud market, including: Building on existing user needs The bandwidth consumption and revenue potential associated with moving data is a way to capitalize on your existing network assets that traditional SaaS suppliers do not have access to, as they … Read more

BYOD @IBM: The Risks of Combining Personal and Business Computing

In a recent MIT Technology Review article, we learn that IBM is facing the “consumerization of IT” wave currently sweeping the enterprise. This represents a classic example of the business impact of the “bring your own device” movement. The trend toward employee-owned devices isn’t saving IBM any money, says Jeanette Horan, who is IBM’s chief … Read more

Caution: Analysts Warn Enterprise Users of the Consequences of Using Public File Sharing Services

The challenges facing organizations never diminish – but they do change over time. As our recent CIO survey shows, cloud data mobility threats and associated security challenges are two concerns CIOs face today. In fact, CIOs are keenly aware of their responsibilities to protect company intellectual property and/or confidential data, while at the same time … Read more