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April 06, 2017


pat day

Chuck, as always a great blog and couldn't agree with you more that the shiny and glamorous new thing is clearly lost when it's simply a feature of the application you're using. Cloud is indeed an enabler, but an enabler of agility, scale and efficiency. Putting that function with IoT capabilities or leveraging blockchain in the cloud unfortunately doesn't expand the value of the new shining thing.

Marrying the right platform and business processes for a connected enterprise with the cool technology is the magic combination. Now if the same platform can provide the foundation needed to power your enterprise journey to the cloud….that’s the new (sustaining) shining thing. An unconnected enterprise in the cloud is not the answer. To your point – it's a strategic journey and if done correctly, can help future-proof your business. Thanks again !

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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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