Tag Archives: open source

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 […]

May 26, 2017

OpenStack Takes a SnapShot of Its Customer Usage Patterns

Leaders of the OpenStack Foundation presented a profile of OpenStack adoption at the semi-annual Summit in Boston (May 8-10), based on a survey of 1,300 OpenStack developers and users in 78 countries. The Foundation’s key objective: Making clear that production deployments are growing, building on projects begun since 2015, even as some users are testing […]

November 29, 2016

Can Open Source Companies Be Successful?

Open source is dramatically changing the IT landscape on many levels. For example, open source helps existing software companies jump-start their entry into new markets. Rather than trying to convince customers and partners to adopt a proprietary platform, creating an offering on open source platforms allows users to leverage tools they are familiar with. In […]

January 5, 2016

The End of an Era: How Steve Mills Helped Transform IBM Software

In 1995 Sam Palmisano unified all of IBM’s software offerings into a single organization called the IBM Software Group. Sam selected a long time executive, Steve Mills to run this large and fragmented organization. It was not an easy job to put it mildly. Each software product organization had its own infrastructure, its own database […]

October 22, 2013

Is an Open Computing Ecosystem an Engine for Innovation?

I have long been a proponent of open computing software. Great software can emerge when you can bring together a community of technologists with passion for accomplishing a common goal. I was asked to participate in an online debate on the topic of the pros and cons of open computing on October 29th, that is […]

May 16, 2011

Can the Power of Open Source Change Industry Dynamics?

After spending two days at the Red Hat Summit last week, I started thinking about the power of open source software and how it has transformed the software industry. When I was writing my new book, Smart or Lucky, How Technology Leaders Turn Change into Success, I analyzed the success and failures of companies that […]

April 6, 2009

Why Sun Microsystems can’t go it alone

Like everyone else, I have been looking what would happen if IBM were to buy Sun Microsystems. I actually thought it sounded pretty good. IBM would get hardware, some database, virtualization, cloud, and operating system software. Oh, and did I mention that they would control Java. But it sounds (at least as I am writing […]