Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all
sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the
reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey from Gartner shows that 74% of
enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are
using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a
Yet enterprises in the U.S. and throughout the world are still lagging in
their use of Information Technology (IT), according to research my team and I
continuously conduct at the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research.
We are in a long-term process of documenting that countries that are the most
aggressive in adopting IT will show the strongest long-term socioeconomic
growth – not just a rise in total national income, but a rise in overall
living conditions for all of their people.
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Cloud Expo 2016 New York at the Javits Center New York was characterized by
increased attendance and a new focus on operations. These were both
encouraging signs for all involved in Cloud Computing and all that it
As Conference Chair, I work with the Cloud Expo team to structure three
keynotes, numerous general sessions, and more than 150 breakout sessions
along 10 tracks. Our job is to balance the state of enterprise IT today with
the trends that will be commonplace tomorrow.
Mobile Computing, Big Data and Analytics, the Internet of Things, Platforms
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Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) dates to 1969, and is known
throughout the world as the pioneer in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Led by its original founder and president, Jack Dangermond, the company today
has embraced cloud computing as it's grown to 3,000 employees serving 350,000
We had some questions for Dave Peters (pictured below), Esri Manager for
Systems Integration; our interview with him is provided below. Dave will also
be speaking at @CloudExpo, on the topic of "Why Are Enterprises Flocking to
SaaS Mapping and Location Analytics?"
I'm going to cry tonight, long and hard. I'll do so as I remember and mourn
I knew Jeremy for almost 20 years, from the time he showed up one day at
Cloud Expo's headquarters in Bergen County, New Jersey, and went to work. The
show wasn't called Cloud Expo then, of course - it was still known as Java
Edge, a pioneering event that grabbed developers, architects, and enterprise
IT users alike for twice-yearly confabs.
Jeremy didn't have a job there, or even a job offer. He was simply a fan of
the technology and the show. So when his wife, a Danish diplomat, was
HP announced a $120 million datacenter in Australia, to be completed in the
Western Sydney area (30-40 miles west of Sydney's central business district)
this year. In making the announcement, the company noted that Australia's
National Broadband Network (NBN) initiative was "the incentive," according to
the country's Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy. "(The NBN) is the
reason for corporations to look to Australia and our ICT sector."
The NBN promises to deliver gigabit service to more than 90% of the country
as it is rolled out over the next few years.
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