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We recently had the pleasure of having an extended conversation with Dana Gardner, president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Our discussion covered enterprise cloud adoption, C-suite IT strategies, the changing cloud market, and much more. This is the second of two parts; check out Part 1. Gathering Clouds: It seems to be the trend overall that cloud is the way to go. But there are significant hurdles for organizations to overcome. Dana Gardner: I think the biggest category for that is just complexity. Complexity in terms of how do you deal with so many points of change in order to access the benefits of cloud? How do you transition without dropping the ball? How do you keep all of your business services available when you go from on premises IT strategy to a cloud or a hybrid model? How do you switch off one system and on another over a weekend witho... (more)

Who’s Who in Cloud April 12, 2013

Key players discussed healthcare cloud, OpenStack, federal cloud plans, and much more this week.  We round up the week in cloud computing. Mark Eisenberg asks: “What’s wrong with the Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2012?” In other Gartner news, the firm released a new survey that shows “CEOs by a four-to-one ratio plan to boost IT spending in 2013,” as Larry Dignan reports. Rodney Brown examines “convergence in the cloud’s upper crust” this week, outlining recent news from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Ars Technica’s Sean Gallagher reports on a new study from the Center... (more)

Cloud Player – Dana Gardner, President, Interarbor Solutions, Part 1

We recently had the pleasure of having an extended conversation with Dana Gardner, president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Our discussion covered enterprise cloud adoption, C-suite IT strategies, the changing cloud market, and much more. This is the first of two parts; Check out Part 2. Gathering Clouds: With the range of topics that you’re covering, what do you look for in terms of relevant areas to share your perspectives on? Dana Gardner, President and Principal Analyst, Interarbor Solutions Dana Gardner: We try to help decision-makers in the enterprise underst... (more)

Cloud Skills Shortage: Does It Matter?

More and more companies around the world are embracing the cloud – and that’s a good thing. But this massive IT shift also presents a problem: With so many businesses moving to cloud, is there enough quality IT technicians available to help businesses manage the switch? Don Reisinger from CIO Insight, among many others in the space, has identified the IT skills shortage as a real issue facing the cloud industry. With so much of the technology creating a rift between the old school IT managers of the mainframe to pure virtualization eras and the newer DevOps and Cloud engineer r... (more)

Predictive Analytics, Cloud Computing, and Healthcare

Editor’s note: Gathering Clouds is pleased to welcome noted thought leader and Cloud Player David Linthicum as a regular contributor. David is a renown expert in all things cloud computing, SOA,  Health IT, SaaS, Big Data, and many more IT related topics. Check back every week for more from David! ____ By David Linthicum - The use of Big Data with predictive analytics systems layered on top has a tremendous amount of potential in the healthcare market.  Indeed, when paired with cloud-based platforms, there is the potential to become more cost effective, and much better at deliver... (more)