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October 29, 2012


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Tat’s an extension of the current trend, with many major Western IT companies struggling. Hello, HP.

Aus Storage Guy

Hi Chuck,

I always look forward to your yearly predictions, 2012 was pretty much spot on.

Crystal balling is a very patchy art, but your experience really shows, I belive.

My Dad tought me when I was young that: "Being knowedgeable is knowning what to do if something happens - being experienced is knowing when it's going to happen"

I'm going to add to your list and turn a phrase with a meteorologist term: "Fallstreak hole" where businesses will find unexpected holes in their cloud strategy and will fill it though internal strategy development or retraction from certain public cloud offerings.

I believe this would focus on the retraction from lowest cost offerings (back to your point #1 of Value vs. Cost) to the more "enterprise" efforts, mostly due to the disruptions of the AWS ilk.

Businesses will start to closely examine their needs far beyond just simply deciding on the $0.10/GB options and even put to the test the redundancy of such offerings.

Anyway, another great write up, printed and will be checked off over the course of the year.

Regards as always,

Aus Storage Guy.

Kevin Rosenjack

I am intrigued by #3. When you speak of a 'conceptual grasp of technologies' what do you see as foundational knowledge? If someone was working to put together this type of curriculum, what would you see as valuable?

Chuck Hollis

Hi Kevin

I was gathering my thoughts for a future blog post on that specific topic, but I guess you beat me to the punch.

At a very high level, here's what I would want to cover.

- a study of different digital business models, and how they're distinctly different than the physical ones that have preceded it.

- decompose and study the elements of a digital business model: social, mobile, analytics, content, apps, etc.

- a review of organizational patterns: groups, structures, skills, interactions with other functions

- the transitioning role of IT from cost center to value provider.

- some sort of "visioning" exercise where they imagine their enterprises as fully digital.

- another exercise focused on assessment of current state and initial actions.

My two cents.

-- Chuck


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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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