Ed Iacobucci, co-founder of Citrix Systems and pioneer of thin client computing, passed away today. This 1998 interview, republished online for the first time, reminds us of the clarity of his vision for what we now know as cloud computing.
Sina Moatamed has written a series of provocative posts on the cloudy enterprise, most recently The Office of the Cloud CIO. But what about the day-to-day predicaments of IT executives? And how does his visionary take clash with the real word uncertainties provoked by PRISM? There was only one way to find out.
Killing off maverick spending is one of the much vaunted claims for spend management. When put in those terms the allure sounds obvious. But what do you do when you have no systems to manage spending? Check out how Storebrand did it, achieving 20 percent savings along the way.
I first met Hugh MacLeod sometime in 2005. At the time, he was one of an emerging crowd of blogerati rock stars that congregated around events like LeWeb, a cauldron of often edgy but always energizing ideas about the evolution of the social web. MacLeod's schtick was about creating cartoons on business cards.
Over the weekend, Christian Gheorghe, CEO Tidemark was good enough to field a long call where we discussed the approach his company is taking to analytics and business intelligence. Of special interest is the concept of 'storylines,' a way of visualizing structured and unstructured data.