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Gregor Petri December 24 2020
... the trailer of the Tune into the Cloud Blogcast. A weekly rendition of one of the Tune in the Cloud blog posts, in a podcast.   Hi , My name is Gregor Petri, Let's start with a disclaimer, please note that “These thoughts and views are my own and do not represent those of my employer.” For questions ...

Gregor Petri December 30 2013
... It’s the time of year to look at what was and contemplate on what will be. In Gartner the latter process has been formalized through the series of predict documents we publish towards the end of the year. Since a few years we precede these individual documents with a top predictions note t ...

Gregor Petri November 30 2013
... Is it just me or has the CEO title recently fallen pray to title inflation? More and more companies seem to find economies of scale in appointing CEO’s by the dozen, one per division, one per continent or even one per country. It used to be pretty clear that if you had a meeting with the C ...

Gregor Petri July 23 2013
... In 2014 the Times ran  its regular "Cloud for Business" insert, in which I was asked to write a column on "Cloud for Digital Business" (see full 2014 text here).  For reference I included below the piece [originally published in Juli 2013]  on "The future of Cloud Computing"  that it ran i ...

Gregor Petri February 08 2013
... IT is an acronym crazed world. So crazy that sometimes - when running out of three letter ones - we simply  recycle them or add sequence numbers. Remember MRP, which used to mean Material Requirements Planning, but then became Manufacturing Resource Planning (called MRP II to avoid confusi ...

Gregor Petri November 20 2011
... A few days ago I attended the analyst summit of one of Europe’s large service providers and the theme of industrialization rang through very clearly in many of the presentation and interview sessions. Those of you who followed my earlier writings know that applying the lessons of modern ma ...

Gregor Petri December 31 2018
... Success, in both the music and the cloud industry, is not merely about having the best product, delivered by the most capable performers. Even the best product (be it a service or a song)  will only make it to the top of the charts if it has been put together with just enough magic to mak ...

Gregor Petri April 13 2014
... Tune into: Go To Market success Not too long ago, it took even the most successful entrepreneurs several centuries or at least decades to reach a valuation of a billion and thus become a member of the exclusive Billionaire Boys Club*. Families like the Rothschild’s, the Walton’s or the Bre ...

Gregor Petri November 12 2011
... One of the first tips I got when entering the workforce was "You have two ears and only one mouth for a reason!", meaning that in conversations with customers you should spend twice as much time listening as you do talking. Point was to avoid becoming like a radio with only one button: "Se ...

Gregor Petri November 08 2011
... Today is the second day of the Gartner Symposium in an unexpectedly sunny Barcelona. This year’s theme is  "Re-imagine IT" and how the forces of Cloud, Social, Information (incl. big data) and Mobile are forming a nexus (Websters: a connected group or series) of change, see the bottom of t ...

Gregor Petri October 31 2011
... The public cloud infrastructure as a service market is developing quickly, also in Europe. Over the past months we saw the number of international IaaS providers setting up shop in Europe increase, while also several European based providers launched new or upgraded offerings. To keep a f ...

Gregor Petri September 18 2011
... Earlier this week Yahoo Finance ran an article on the 10 most hated jobs (based on a survey asking hundreds of thousands of employees at a major career site). What amazed me most - apart from the large number of IT jobs, including the top one,  making the list – was that I personally was ...

Gregor Petri August 22 2011
... When looking at public cloud infrastructure as a service it is fair to say that, with some notable exceptions, most off the larger scale activities, initiatives and even the majority of excitement and buzz around this phenomena so far originated outside of Europe. Understandable, as both t ...

Gregor Petri October 31 2013
... Most people by now agree that "Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door" is not a  recipe for commercial success in technology innovation. In many cases it is not the quality of the technology that determines the winner. It is about timing, branding and addressi ...

Gregor Petri September 30 2013
... The Washington Post recently ran an article by By Andrea Peterson on RIM (now BlackBerry), with a chart they called  "The decline of blackberry in one chart". But more than the story of BlackBerry it rang home for me the enormous dynamics of a relative new industry. As their chart showed ...

Gregor Petri August 31 2013
... Conventional wisdom is that the fastest connection between two points- for example between today and tomorrow -  is a straight line, but just like in aviation this is not necessarily true in cloud computing.  First because cloud computing is not one thing (not one dot on the map)  it is a ...

Gregor Petri July 29 2013
... Cloud is at the center of a convergence trend that is impacting people across all of ICT. This convergence is breaking down the walls that separated the traditional silo's of IT, networking, storage and security. But with this breaking down of the walls we also need to better understand th ...

Gregor Petri June 09 2013
... Unless you have been under a rock for the last week it was impossible not to notice the uproar regarding the Guardian's story on alleged information collection , allegedly called PRISM that -again allegedly- involved several major cloud service providers. The most detailed and nuanced piec ...

Gregor Petri May 20 2013
... If an article, 10 years after its initial publication date, is featured in several look backs, reviews, Q&As and still gathers reactions and emotional analysis, it can be concluded it must have struck a chord - or in this case - more an open nerve. In May 2003*, the Harvard Business Rev ...

Gregor Petri April 30 2013
... Even though today’s crowning ceremony in Amsterdam enjoyed some modest sunshine, the temperatures across Europe are at an all time low. A more reliable indication that spring has started, are the annual Cool Vendor reports being published. For the first time this series includes a note de ...