Will cloud computing ever have transformational impact?


Gartner has been predicting for last five years that cloud computing will have a transformational impact in next 2 to 5 year! So, it is a good time to step back and ask ourselves… …will cloud computing ever have transformational impact? I think the answer cannot be given in simple black-and-white term like “Yes” or “No”. Like the … Continue reading

Gartner Releases 2 Top 10 Predictions for 2013 – What are they really saying?


Gartner has released 2 set of predictions for 2013 – back to back: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013: Technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2013 Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2013 and Beyond: Economic risks, opportunities and innovations that will impel CIOs to move to the next … Continue reading

Gartner Hype Cycle 2012 – Emerging Technologies


Here is a summary of the Gartner Hype Cycle for “Emerging Technologies” for 2012 – what is stated explicitly, what can be inferred. This Hype Cycle is suppose provide insight into emerging technologies that have broad, cross-industry relevance, and are transformational and high impact in potential. Most crowded hype cycle on emerging technologies in last … Continue reading

Gartner Hype-Cycle 2012 – Cloud Computing


[Update: Summary of Gartner Hype Cycle 2012 on Emerging Technologies is also available – have a look.] Let me read between the lines of Gartner Hype-Cycle for Cloud Computing – 2012. According to my reading this is what Gartner really wants to say. I agree with 4 of them, am doubtful about one and disagree … Continue reading

Should Cloud and Mobility Alter Your Approach to EA?


Farmville Farmers Outnumber Real Farmers — WHY? Angry Birds passes one billion download –- WHY? On 21st November, 2011, Kolaveri became the ‘most searched video’ on YouTube — WHY? After two and a half year of near hibernation our Yammer usage suddenly took off without any internal promotion — WHY? The answer is “we don’t know!” We … Continue reading

Technology Adoption – 2 beliefs you need to undo


Here is further proof that “Consumerization of IT” (CoIT) is a reality. And, that has significantly altered the dynamics of technology adoption. Before I explain this shift, let us look at… How experts explain technology adoption cycle The accepted premise is that every new technology goes through the following phases: Hype: Search for next big … Continue reading

Gartner Outlines 5 Cloud Computing Trends – What They Really Mean


Recently Gartner has come up with a press release which talks about Five Cloud Computing Trends That Will Affect Cloud Strategy Through 2015. The release talks about 5 points – (1) Formal Decision Frameworks Facilitate Cloud Investment Optimization, (2) Hybrid Cloud Computing Is an Imperative, (3) Cloud Brokerage Will Facilitate Cloud Consumption, (4) Cloud-Centric Design … Continue reading

How Fast Does Technology Change?


How fast does technology change? What is its impact? It is something like the hour hand of a clock. If you keep staring at it you would feel that it always remains stationary. If you go away and come back after sometime, you will see that it has moved a lot. The same thing is … Continue reading

Gartner’s 11 IT Predictions for 2012 to 16 – What does it really mean?


Gartner release 11 IT Predictions for 2012 to 2016 on 1st December, 2011. It covers the usual gamut of technologies – Cloud, Social Media, Mobile, Outsourcing, IT Budget and Security. The new addition to this list is “Big Data”. (see this, this & this) Typically, such predictions points to disruptions that may happen in the … Continue reading

Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2011


[Update: Summary of Gartner Hype Cycle 2012 – Emerging Technologies] The Hype-Cycle for Emerging Technologies for the year 2011 has been released by Gartner. As has been the trend from the past less than 60% of the technologies listed last year find a place in this year’s report. Unlike last year, there are not many … Continue reading