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Monday, October 31, 2011 16:10 PM

More on the Cloud as a Technology—Not

Commenter Andy replied to my post of last Tuesday with a response I’ve seen to both questions and declarations about what cloud computing is. My own declaration was that it’s not a technology, ....

Thursday, October 27, 2011 18:10 PM

The Hardware Infrastructure and the Economy

Early returns from our trends research (last year’s results here) shows the server, client-system, and storage refresh cycle continuing. When the Great Recession hit, companies scaled back their IT ....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 17:10 PM

The Multitasking Myth

By Samuel Greengard According to a recent study by Nielsen, 40 percent of tablet and smartphone owners use these devices while they watch TV. They're checking e-mail, surfing the web, visiting social netw....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 16:10 PM

Examining Cloud Computing as a “Feature,” and as an “Approach”

All year I’ve been saying that cloud computing is not really a technology. Since it’s not very helpful just to say what something isn’t, I’ve also been trying to say what cloud comp....

Monday, October 24, 2011 13:10 PM

Our Next Cloud-Computing Research

So we’re starting to think about this. Our development process for a new study can be as short as a week or as long as two months, from when we start work till we have a draft survey. And normally in....

Friday, October 21, 2011 17:10 PM

Some Final Thoughts from Gartner

Gartner’s Symposium ITxpo just finished up in Orlando, Florida, and as an attendee I received a nice thank-you note from the Gartner promotions team. It was a good show, and I very much recommend it ....

Thursday, October 20, 2011 17:10 PM

Gartner’s Internet of Everything

One major theme that we should all be absorbing today is the likelihood that nearly all devices, no matter how small (or, at first glance, unnecessary to communicate with), will be connected to the Interne....

Monday, October 17, 2011 19:10 PM

Gartner’s Transformation of IT Strategy

I just attended the keynote at Gartner’s Symposium ITxpo 2011 in Orlando, Florida, where the Gartner team did a pretty good job outlining today’s best strategic framework for IT. It runs someth....

Thursday, September 15, 2011 22:09 PM

Obstructing Productivity Gains by Design

I need to look into this more. But it seems to me that the mismatch between the original purpose of the desk (the piece of office furniture) and its current use may be sapping productivity gains IT would o....

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 18:09 PM

Information-Centric Business Computing

by Samuel Greengard Pervasive networking has changed the way we access and use information. IT departments long focused on getting crucial bits--documents, spreadsheets, presentations, whatever--to the ....

Monday, August 15, 2011 15:08 PM

Service Economy Lacks Service

Samuel Greengard Self-service has morphed into no service. In the mid '90s, when the Web went commercial, it was a remarkable new channel for providing information and helping customers. Now it seems lik....

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 17:08 PM

One Million Robots Vs All-Too-Human Workers

by Tim Moran Foxconn, the Taiwanese technology mammoth that makes components and assembles products for the likes of Apple, Sony, and Nokia, says it will replace some of its workers with one million robot....

Tuesday, July 05, 2011 17:07 PM

122 Passwords

by Samuel Greengard I think I've finally hit the wall. My eyes are aching, my fingers are sore and my mind is numb. I'm staring at my e-mail inbox. It currently contains 4,772 items that need to be file....

Monday, June 27, 2011 18:06 PM

Business Intelligence From Your Customers

by Samuel Greengard You're probably used to me moaning about breakdowns and mess-ups in corporate America's use of IT. The companies I write about notice, too. As they should. If you're not using trackin....

Monday, June 06, 2011 18:06 PM

Going On A Digital Diet

by Samuel Greengard A recent survey conducted by mobile telecom giant Ericsson found that 35 percent of iPhone and Android users check their e-mail or Facebook account before getting out of bed in the mo....