Category: Comment

Whether public or private, a cloud is indispensable for everyone!

January 10, 2014 |

In 2014, we are finally in the year of the cloud. Promise! As in 2012 and 2013, it will make the breakthrough this year. Promise! It is written everywhere. If we take the sarcasm a little bit aside and face the reality, the truth does not look so bleak. It just depends on the shape […]

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Why companies to be at a loss without their IT department

January 7, 2014 |

Cloud computing and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to drive modern IT solutions in the enterprise. From the ordinary employee, through specialist departments up to the board members constantly new cloud services and innovative devices are taken within the company and used for the daily work. In particular, the rapid access and ease of use […]

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The keys belong into the hands of the users: TeamDrive receives fourth ULD data privacy recertification in a row

November 20, 2013 |

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 […]

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Disruptive world of IT: New technologies constantly change enterprises status quo. #tsy13

November 15, 2013 |

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 […]

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CIO: Quo vadis? Cost Center or Business Enabler? #tsy13

November 7, 2013 |

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 […]

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Business in the Internet of Everything, Hybrid Cloud, A travelling suitcase #tsy13

November 7, 2013 |

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 […]

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Transformation: The role of IT and the CIO is changing! #tsy13

November 5, 2013 |

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 […]

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Cloud PR Disaster: Google’s light-heartedness destroys trust.

October 24, 2013 |

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 […]

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AWS Activate. Startups. Market share. Any questions?

October 11, 2013 |

Startups are the groundwork for the success of the Amazon Web Services. With them, the IaaS market leader has grown. Based on an official initiative AWS builds out this customer target market and will leave the rest of IaaS providers further in the rain. Because with the exception of Microsoft and Rackspace, nothing happens in […]

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Verizon Cloud: Compute and Storage. Boring. Next, please!

October 9, 2013 |

There are those moments in which I read a press release and think: “Wow this could be exciting.” But there are mostly this very press releases I do not want to continue after the second paragraph. Oh by the way, Verizon has reinvented the enterprise cloud and thus would compete with the Amazon Web Services. […]

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Google PR agency to feedback on the long-term availability of the Google Compute Engine

October 9, 2013 |

After I have called the long-term availability of Google’s Compute Engine (GCE) into question, Google’s PR agency has contacted me to understand the motivations for the article. In the article I have reacted to a GigaOM interview of Googles Cloud Platform manager Greg DeMichillie who wouldn’t guarantee the long-term availability of GCE. Background Google Cloud […]

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“Amazon is just a webshop!” – “Europe needs bigger balls!”

October 7, 2013 |

This year I had the honor to host the CEO Couch of the Open-Xchange Summit 2013. This is a format were Top CEOs are confronted with provocative questions on a specific topic and had to answer to the point. Among the guests on the couch were Herrmann-Josef Lamberti (EADS), Dr. Marten Schoenherr (Deutsche Telekom Laboratories), […]

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The importance of mobile and cloud-based ways of working continues to grow

September 27, 2013 |

The advantage of a flexible way of working because of mobile and cloud technologies to outweigh the concerns and risks of 86 percent of executives and managing director of small and medium-sized enterprises. These are the results of a global study among 1.250 enterprises in Europe, North America and Canada by YouGov on behalf of […]

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Google Compute Engine seems to be no solution for the long haul

September 24, 2013 |

In an interview with GigaOM, Google‘s Cloud Platform manager Greg DeMichillie made an odd statement on the future of the Google Compute Engine which again have to lead to a discussion on the future-proofness of Google’s cloud service portfolio and if it makes sense to depend on the non core business areas of the search […]

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Dangerous: VMware underestimates OpenStack

August 19, 2013 |

Slowly we should seriously be worried who dictated VMware executives, what they have to say. In early March this year, COO Carl Eschenbach says, that he finds it really hard to believe that VMware and their partners cannot collectively beat a company that sells books (Note: Amazon). Well, the current reality looks different. Then in […]

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Caught in a gilded cage. OpenStack provider are trapped.

August 1, 2013 |

OpenStack is on the rise. The number of announcements increase that more and more companies and vendors rely on the more than three years old open source project to provide scalable solutions and own infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings. However, in my view, the OpenStack community is in a dilemma – diversification. In addition, unnecessary disturbances from […]

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ProfitBricks opens price war with Amazon Web Services for infrastructure-as-a-service

July 31, 2013 |

ProfitBricks takes the gloves off. The Berlin-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) startup acts with a hard edge against the Amazon Web Services and reduced its prices in both U.S. and Europe by 50 percent. Furthermore, the IaaS provider has presented a comparison which shows that its own virtual server should have at least twice as high as […]

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