Cloud Computing

February 26, 2018

What Is Persistent Memory — and Why Do We Need It?

  By Jean S. Bozman Some may think it’s a bit too soon, but Silicon Valley is already thinking about persistent memory (PM) and its use cases. What is persistent memory – and why is it needed? Persistent memory is silicon-based solid-state memory that stores data – even if there is a power failure – […]

February 14, 2018

IBM Revamps its Cloud Strategy

  While IBM has been in the cloud market for a number of years, the evolution of its technology and strategy has hit rough spots in the past. But things have changed over the past year with a combination of new technology and new positioning. IBM has renamed its cloud from SoftLayer and BlueMix to […]

February 5, 2018

IBM Shows Its Approach to Transforming Retail Business at NRF2018

By Jean S. Bozman Differentiation is the name of the game in today’s retail marketplace.’s direct business model has become a market disruptor, forcing retailers to re-evaluate their in-store and online sales strategies. At the same time, their traditional competitors are also discovering that they must transform their business processes in big ways, and […]

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December 27, 2017

OpenStack’s Survey Focuses on Next Wave of Customers’ Cloud Priorities

  By Jean S. Bozman The OpenStack Foundation’s semi-annual survey of more than 1,000 OpenStack customers has revealed new priorities for future OpenStack production deployments. OpenStack has used surveys of its customer base to take snapshots of OpenStack adoption. This was the case for the recently announced interoperability testing initiative that is being launched in […]

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November 17, 2017

OpenStack Changes Its Testing Process to Widen Adoption

By Jean S. Bozman The OpenStack Foundation is moving into a new stage. Known for its community-style development of open-source building-blocks for cloud infrastructure, the organization has realized it must change the way it presents the OpenStack platform so that its technology can become more widely adopted. Those changes were made clear at the OpenStack […]

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April 11, 2011

Can a small business act like a giant with SaaS?

It isn’t easy being a small fish in a big pond.  How does a small mortgage company leverage its ability to be nimble in a competitive market? I believe that SaaS offerings are initiating a revolution with broad implications for business models and competitiveness. It is becoming increasingly clear that with the advent of sophisticated […]

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May 10, 2010

Are you bypassing CIO policies to access cloud services?

I recently spoke with a CIO of a large and highly regulated organization about his company’s experiences with cloud computing. Security and compliance issues are top priorities for this CIO causing the company’s leadership to move with caution into the cloud. He expects that all cloud implementations throughout the enterprise – from Software as a […]

February 22, 2010

Can Informatica earn a place at the head table?

Informatica might be thought of as the last independent data management company standing. In fact, that used to be Informatica’s main positioning in the market. That has begun to change over the last few years as Informatica can continued to make strategic acquisitions. Over the past two years Informatica has purchased five companies  — the […]

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February 19, 2010

Thanks for Having Me Here! Let’s Talk about Informatica

I’m delighted to join Judith’s blog as a contributing author. My focus is not on clouds, but rather on DBMS, analytic databases (ADBMSs), business analytics, data integration and governance, and the dreaded Big Data. As it happens, all of these are adjacent spaces to cloud watchers, and I’ll do my best to provide content that […]