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Undertake in the Digital Age

Five years of Cloud Computing

Let’s try to compose, as good a picture as we can, of all the components that might have an impact on Cloud Computing. It could help us to develop a vision for the next ten years at least.
More than three billion people are connected to the Internet today.

Happy 2015!

Best wishes for this new year!

I wish you all for 2015. Health, happiness, prosperity, all, to be specific… more!

This year 2015 needs to be different, I propose to make a new step to see your future a better future. Just a positive thought.

Best Wishes

Dear all, again a new year with the Clouds. Yes, you could say, but not only. The Digital disruption is on the go and it gives us a great opportunity and a great journey. After this year, then, we will find 2015, a key one, from my perpective! Three thoughts I wanted to share : The first, I know I could be too optimistic, it is a better shape of the economy for next year. Hopefully it could benefit to every one. We can see some green lights… Second, the vicious cycle of non investment ended in 2014 🙂 Yes, all projects will have to move on new solutions. Could it be a Cloudy one? 2008, 2009, 2010 first hard phase, 2011, 2012, 2013, could not be long and we have hoped for 2014… it will be for 2015! Entreprises need to shape their next business opportunities and Digital is part of it! Last point, and not least, Digital, Cloud, Big Data, Analytics and next innovation level need you! Yes, YOU. Would you be part of the 21st century challenges? Think of it, it could be a good resolution for new year!   I wish you all the best for you and your...

Leadership in the Cloud

This week I had the chance to see Andrew Marr in a special event for our clients. His topic was about key skills for a politician’s leadership. Great speech, straight to the point, Andrew is really a very smart and very good speaker, I can feel his passion  for politics and even more for his country. Great food for thoughts. Ok, ok you might think I am diverging and no link with my favorite topic : Cloud Computing and Digital Transformation. This  usage revolution needs a strong leadership.  As Andrew Marr said, where are our leader for this Transformation in our companies? If you are in a big one, the lesson learnt  from politics could apply. Trust me I spent years in large corporations, politics thrives in  there. I  would like to share with you my top 6 key take-aways from Andrew’s speech: First : What are you here for?  Why do we need to embrace the Digital Era in our companies? Why is it key today to live in our fast-paced environments  not using  old recipes? Second : Make enemies! You can’t please everyone. Although it’s hard to admit, but you know it  in your inner self. The question is: with whom could  you make peace? Only with your enemies. Third : Take crips decisions. How many times did I hear  people complaining that their company was  not able to take decision? “We don’t know”; “We have to  launch another study”. Bring clarity, bring all the organisation to know what are the decisions. Fourth : Speak English!  Use the same language  in order that  everyone understands what you...

Cloud Computing without Internet

Cloud Computing is a part of Internet, we all have in mind that Cloud is Internet and Internet is Cloud. But! Let’s have few questions : What about a end to end SLA or performance with best-effort Internet in between? What about compliance for your company, based on your branch or country requirements? What about economic intelligence? I won’t talk again about NSA practices. What about Internet and its neutrality? Could you build a business on this? Fortunately, they are solutions, private access to public cloud. Beamap with its partner InterCloud hosting a breakfast on November 4th on this topic ( in Paris). Are you ready for the cloud without the...

For or against electricity?

More than a century ago, to enjoy a journey from point A to point B, you could ride  on a horse or use a carriage  or  simply walk. For more than a 100 years now, we have  cars at our disposal, which makes journeys and transport much easier. I was surprised to discover that the bicycle was invented in the mid 15th century. It was amazing to see the multiple evolutions from the velocipede, two wheels, and big wheels bikes and the present bike we all know now. Ok, I am not going to make the history of the bike even if you understood that I am a big fan of bicycle stories 😉 Let’s have a look at another innovation evolution: the phone comes from the telegraph, then  was available  in each house and now we even have a  smartphone  in our pocket. You could argue that the latter is used for much more than  making  calls… Theast example- I promise- could be electricity (I could also talk about train, planes…), its  early stages  in the 18th century and the development  during the 19th and nowadays it is a commodity. Then I have to ask you the question : are you  for or against  electricity? It  sounds foolish to ask that kind of question today, doesn’t it? My point is that that  any  innovation or disruption  needs to be embraced by the mainstream population. If the innovation happens to be beneficial to most of us, it would have useless to fight against it. If we come back on my favorite topic :  Cloud Computing. For years, we  have...

The deluge of Internet of things

Imagine that 25 years ago someone  told you would be able today to access your messages, some videos, to work nearly everywhere and do all of this with a small device in your pocket? There we are today with your smartphone! Yes, one phone by village in 1950, one per house in 1980 and now one in each pocket today. And tomorrow a lot more! It will be a huge deluge of connected devices! If you look at figures, some experts imagine we could have more than 100 Trillion devices on what is called the Internet of Things. You think it’s huge? It is indeed! It means we will have between 1000 to 2000 connected things per person! This could happen by 2030+. As a reference, we started with less than 10 millions in 2007 and we have more than 3.5 Billions in 2014 and growing. Look at this article to see some numbers. Welcome the Internet of Objects (IoT), the first to introduce this term was Kevin Ashton. He came with the idea of objects with sensors, all connected to the Internet. This is both an opportunity. A great opportunity to improve our lives by creating interconnected cities and consume less energy. Also a better organization of transport and logistics with connected cars and trains to optimize all this. It could also be production of energy assembled from an interconnected and regulated network according the needs of all of us through intelligent Networks.A Global Internet combined with commodity Cloud Computing and leveraging Big Data are the only way to get the value of the Internet Of Thing. First...