The Connected Consumer Ecosystem War

“If I can operate Google, I can find anything… Google, combined with Wi-Fi, is a little bit like God. God is wireless, God is everywhere and God sees and knows everything. Throughout history, people connected to God without wires. Now, for many questions in the world, you ask Google, and increasingly, you can do it […] Read more »

The Microsoft ERP Cloud Opportunity For Partners – Is It Worth The Wait?

In an earlier blog post we discussed Microsoft’s commitment to the cloud, looking at how Office 365 can help partners migrate to the cloud. However, most enterprise VARs and system integrators add more value and make more margin with Microsoft’s ERP packages than they do with Office 365. So, time to take a closer look […] Read more »

Computing Deployment Models And Cloud Traceability

In a previous post we talked about balancing computing architecture and operational management choices. We built a model that defined four computing styles: legacy IT, outsourcing, private cloud and public cloud. In a subsequent post we refined this model to include four hybrid solutions: hybrid architecture, hybrid operations, hybrid cloud and hybrid hosting. We introduced […] Read more »

Cybercrime Hits Overdrive

A couple of months ago we wondered if Europe would be ready for the digital age. We got a bit worried after the Sony hack which caused a lot of credit card info to be stolen. Such events can potentially hurt citizen and business confidence in cloud computing and may lead to distrust regarding government’s […] Read more »

Remote Access Is The New Normal

Between all the noise about cloud computing and social networking there is a third trend that does not get the attention it deserves. What is happening? Remote access is becoming the new normal! Or, in other words, enterprise IT resources are increasingly accessed remotely. Even at enterprise headquarters. Why is this happening? Three key reasons. […] Read more »

Colt: Time For The Silver Bullet

­­­­Sometimes you look at a company and think: they seem to be doing all the right things but why doesn’t it work? During the Colt Influencer Event 2011 in London it seemed indeed that Colt has come a long way from its telecom days, transforming into a state of the art ICT network solution provider. […] Read more »