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Thought Leaders In Cloud Computing: Michael Aginsky, CTO Of Gibbons P.C. (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Aug 23rd 2010

By guest author Shaloo Shalini and Bhavana Sharma

In this interview, Sramana and Michael Aginsky discuss cloud computing adoption from the legal industry perspective. The legal industry has evolved slowly but significantly and reaped benefits from tremendous changes in information technology over the past decade. Law firms are actively gearing up to beat competition and get out of the old “relationship” mode of doing business. They are actively adopting newer technologies, including cloud computing and social networking [survey data here], for almost all aspects of what they do – consulting with clients, colleagues, or experts; increasing compliance and regulation demands; wading through a constantly expanding sea of legislation and case law; managing outsourcing partners; keeping abreast with latest developments; or managing a mountain of matter files. >>>

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Thought Leaders In Cloud Computing: Ric Telford, Vice President Of Cloud Services, IBM (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 18th 2010

By Sramana Mitra, Pablo Chacin and Saurabh Mallik

SM: Ric, to start can you tell us about what you have done thus far in cloud computing and talk about how it has evolved at IBM?

RT: I started working on cloud computing – what it was all about, what was going on in the marketplace, and what we should do about it at IBM – in 2008. In that year, we formulated our cloud strategy, which we have been executing ever since. 2009 was a year of consolidation of views – everybody was using the term “cloud” for so many things, most of them inaccurate. The value proposition, cost model, and delivery model all took hold in 2009. We had a lot of work going on: pilots, customer engagements for some of our first cloud services such as LotusLive, and information protection services, which are backup and recovery in the cloud. >>>

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Thought Leaders In Cloud Computing: José Almandoz, CIO Of Novell (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Aug 16th 2010

By guest author Shaloo Shalini

As part of our Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing series, in the following interview Sramana talks with José Almandoz.

José Almandoz is the vice president and chief information officer of Novell, where he oversees the company’s information systems and technology infrastructure. With over seventeen years of experience in the software and consulting industry, Almandoz brings real-world experience to Novell’s in-house technology to ensure the highest levels of customer, partner, and employee satisfaction and results. >>>

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Thought Leaders In Cloud Computing: Nati Shalom, CTO Of GigaSpaces (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 11th 2010

By guest author Shaloo Shalini

In the following interview, Sramana and Nati Shalom discuss several key aspects of cloud computing, including the role of Microsoft Azure, improvisations in sales cycles, standards, analytics, and the opening of new markets and entrepreneurial opportunities in the cloud.

Nati Shalom is the CTO and founder of GigaSpaces and heads the Israeli Grid consortium. He has more then ten years of experience with distributed technology and architecture, namely CORBA, Jini, J2EE, Grid, and SOA. As a technology visionary he’s a frequent presenter at industry conferences and is actively involved in evangelizing space-based architecture and data grid patterns. >>>

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Thought Leaders In Cloud Computing: Fred van den Bosch, CEO Of Librato (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 3rd 2010

By guest author Shaloo Shalini

For the second interview in the series  Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing (TLCC), Sramana talks with Fred van den Bosch.

Fred van den Bosch, CEO of Librato, shares his thoughts on cloud computing, drawing from his wealth of experience in the enterprise software industry. During his fourteen-year career at VERITAS Software (later acquired by Symantec), Fred played a key role in the company’s success, which grew from a small startup to a multibillion dollar company. Fred worked as the as executive vice president of engineering and CTO at VERITAS. Later, he was CEO of PANTA Systems, a manufacturer of data warehouse appliances. Fred started his career at Stanford Research Institute and also held various engineering and management positions at the data systems division of Philips. >>>

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Thought Leaders In Cloud Computing: Mark Settle, CIO Of BMC (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Aug 2nd 2010

By guest authors Shaloo Shalini and Pablo Chacin

In the following interview, Sramana talks to Mark Settle. Read on for insights into how cloud computing is shaping up large enterprises such as BMC and the industry in general.

Mark Settle joined BMC Software in June 2008 as CIO. Prior to BMC, he served as the CIO of four Fortune 300 companies: Corporate Express, Arrow Electronics, Visa International, and Occidental Petroleum. Mark has worked in a variety of industries including consumer products, high-tech distribution, financial services, and oil and gas. During the early stages of his career, he was the director of a systems integration business unit within Hughes Aircraft Company. Settle’s formal training is in the geological sciences. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT and a PhD from Brown University. Settle is a former Air Force officer and NASA program scientist. >>>

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Catching Up On Readings: Thought Leaders In Cloud Computing

Posted on Sunday, Aug 1st 2010

The first interview in my new series, Thought Leaders In Cloud Computing, is with Pat Toole of IBM. Click on the full article to read the rest of this week’s posts. >>>

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Thought Leaders In Cloud Computing: Pat Toole, CIO Of IBM (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 28th 2010

By Sramana Mitra and guest authors Pablo Chacin and Saurabh Mallik

This is the first interview in our series on cloud computing. Sramana talks with Pat Toole, the CIO of IBM. He is responsible for advancing the company’s transformation agenda and aligning IBM’s information technology investments with the company’s business strategy. Pat became CIO of IBM in 2009, and before that he was the general manager of IBM’s intellectual property, overseeing the direction of the company’s intellectual property portfolio and global patent program while advancing company-wide intellectual property and innovation. Pat has been with IBM since 1984 in various senior executive positions. >>>

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Thought Leaders In Cloud Computing: Overview

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 27th 2010

Over the past few weeks, I have been speaking with a series of thought leaders in cloud computing. We will soon be publishing these in-depth interviews. Let me share a few thoughts with you based on what I have heard thus far across various conversations. >>>

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Thought Leaders In Cloud Computing: Introduction

Posted on Monday, Jul 26th 2010

By guest author Shaloo Shalini

Cloud computing is poised delicately on the peak of the Gartner Hype Cycle, holding a lot of promise but also characterized by several known limitations and unknowns. The sector is probably ready to slide down the trough of reality. >>>

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