The popularity of easy of use cloud storage services like Dropbox to cause IT decision makers quite a headache. Withal, the market already offers enterprise ready solutions. This article introduces cloud services for the professional use. Dropbox drives shadow IT Dropbox has driven cloud storage services into the enterprise. The fandom of the US provider [...]
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Rene Buest is Principal Analyst and Senior Advisor at New Age Disruption, covering cloud computing, business technology and collaboration. He is member of the GigaOM Pro Analyst Network, top cloud computing blogger in Germany and one of the worldwide top 50 bloggers in this area. In addition, he is one of the world's top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter. For more than 16 years he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies.
Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional cloud computing and technology articles, speaker and participant of experts rounds. On CloudUser.de he writes about topics from the fields of cloud computing, it-infrastructures, technologies, management and strategies and is moving on Twitter via his account @ReneBuest.
Rene Buest is organizer of numerous cloud computing and technology events. Covering the CloudCamp Hamburg 2010, CloudCamp Frankfurt 2012, CloudOps Summit 2012 and the Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure User Groups in Germany.
Rene Buest is a fully qualified specialist for system integration und holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn.
The year 2013 is coming to an end and it is once again time to look into the crystal ball for the next year. To this end, I’ve picked out ten topics that I believe will be relevant in the cloud area. 1. The AWS vs. OpenStack API discussion will never end This prediction is [...]
Who is searching for secure and enterprise ready options for Dropbox should have a closer look to the vendors. The quest for a cloud storage vendor depends in most cases on the individual requirements. These decision makers previously need to debate and define. In particular, this includes classifying the data. Here is defined which data [...]
The AWS re:Invent 2013 is over and the Amazon Web Services (AWS) continue to reach out to the corporate clients with some new services. After AWS has established itself as a leading infrastructure provider and enabler for startups and new business models in the cloud, the company from Seattle tries to get one foot directly [...]
The keys belong into the hands of the users: TeamDrive receives fourth ULD data privacy recertification in a row
The confidence in an encrypted communication for the transmission of sensitive information over the Internet is becoming increasingly important. Here, the Independent Regional Centre for Data Protection of Schleswig-Holstein (Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein (ULD)) lead by Thilo Weichert is a pioneer when it comes to independent verification and certification of privacy and security-related issues [...]
The success stories from the public cloud do not stop. Constantly new web and mobile applications appear that rely on infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings. This is just one reason that animates market researcher like IDC ($107 billion) and Gartner ($244 billion) to certify a supposedly golden future for the public cloud by the year 2017. The [...]
At first, Zero Distance sounds like one of these new marketing phrases, with which vendors try to tell us how to make the world a better place. Well, it is one of these marketing phrases. But one in which can be found a lot of truth. Looking at the use cases that were shown at [...]
During the T-Systems Symposium 2013, Airbus has introduced Bag2Go an intelligent suitcase which can travel completely independently and transported to the destination without the owner. Travelers Airbus want to allow more flexibility and mobility by arriving the target free of luggage by plane, ship, train, car, bike or by foot. The Bag2Go service relies on [...]
Companies are constantly exposed to shorter cycles of change in their everyday lives. The consumerization of IT is a great driver that will retain an important role in the future. For several years mobility, cloud, new applications, the Internet of Things and Big Data (analysis) show their effects. Besides these technological influences there is also [...]
The shadow IT or as VMware calls it, Covered Clouds (hidden used cloud services) are a major problem for businesses. According to a VMware study 37 percent of Europe’s leading IT decision makers suggest in their companies not covered expenses for cloud services. 58 percent of European knowledge workers would use unauthorized cloud services. Pros [...]
On tuesday I’ve discussed the future role of IT and the CIO. Today we are in the biggest change (Disruptive IT) the IT industry has experienced since its inception. This shift suggests a direct impact on the CIO and thus also to the IT departments. Dr. No and cost center were yesterday. The CIO as [...]
During the breakout sessions at the T-Systems Symposium I visited three topics. One cloud, mobile and collaboration respectively The Internet of Things each. In the next days I’m going to write a comment or detailed analysis on each of these topics. However, I already would give a sneak preview, since these are really interesting use [...]
On November 6 this year’s T-Systems Symposium is held in Dusseldorf. Last year under the slogan “Zero Distance – Working in Harmony” based on innovative business models and modern ICT, a new kind of vicinity to the customer was central. This year the consequences of Zero Distance will be discussed. I’ll be on site at [...]
Cloud computing continues to grow. The public cloud is predicted the greatest growth for the future. Depending on who you listen to, in 2017 this lies between $107 billion (IDC) and $244 billion (Gartner). At this point, as a reader you may feel free to ask the question, where do these not insignificant difference comes [...]
HP’s cloud portfolio consists of a range of cloud-based solutions and services. The HP Public Cloud is a true infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering and the current core product, which is marketed generous. The HP Enterprise Services – Virtual Private Cloud provides a hosted Private Cloud from HP. The Public Cloud services are delivered [...]
It is common in companies that only certain spokesperson are chosen that may speak in public about the company. And it is tragic when favored few to make statements leading to question marks and uncertainty. Google has entered the second time within a short time in such a faux pas. After Cloud Platform Manager Greg [...]
Not least the disaster of Nirvanix had shown that one should not rely on a single cloud provider. But regardless of spreading the risk, the usage of a multi-cloud strategy is a recommended approach which already is conscious or unconscious practionzed. Hybrid or multi-cloud? What actually means multi-cloud? Or what is the difference to a [...]