Tune into the Cloud: Money for Nothing

Tune into: The Dark Side of Digital For me the digital age began with the introduction of the CD (a Dutch invention BTW) and I still remember inserting my first real DDD (Digitally Recorded, Digitally mixed and Digitally Mastered) album into my first hard earned CD player. In hindsight we now know that digital –Continue reading “Tune into the Cloud: Money for Nothing”

Tune into the Cloud: At the Hop

Tune into: Hype Hopping About a year ago we tuned into “the need for speed” and how a concept like serverless computing” was increasingly catering to this. We are now a year further and the term “serverless” is taking on unexpected proportions. With some even seeing it as the successor to cloud in general or atContinue reading “Tune into the Cloud: At the Hop”

Tune into the Cloud: Chain Gang

Tune into: Decentralisation More than with previous technological (r)evolutions a side effect of cloud computing seems to be an increase in the degree of centralisation and concentration, not just within company organisations, but particularly in the wider commercial market. This is the most obvious with Software as a Service, where providers such as AirBNB, Uber, butContinue reading “Tune into the Cloud: Chain Gang”

Tune into the Cloud: We’ll meet again

Who would have thought? A Brexit decision! Time to have a 😉 look what the British may now change: Currency: The UK might get its own currency? (Oh, but wait, they already have that) Travel: I may need a passport to get into to UK (Uh, I already do) Time: They may move to a differentContinue reading “Tune into the Cloud: We’ll meet again”

Tune into the Cloud: Total Madness

Tune into: Total Security It took some time but the need for Total Security Management is slowly starting to sink in. With regard to quality it took the western manufacturing industry several decades before it realized that a separate quality department – standing at the end of the production line to check which products didContinue reading “Tune into the Cloud: Total Madness”

Tune into the Cloud: Yes, we have no Banana’s

Tune into: Hybrid Architectures Just like the earwurm  “Yes, We Have No Bananas” seems to come back every decade or so,  IT has a number of issues that seem on eternal repeat. One of these is the idea that once we have found a better way to do something, that we can just convert and replace allContinue reading “Tune into the Cloud: Yes, we have no Banana’s”

Tune into the Cloud: Space Oddity

Tune into: Economic Fall Out By now the new year is already well under way, but for me it began with the realization that many things won’t last forever. We unexpectedly lost David Bowie, the growth of the iPhone came to a hold and slowly the realization that the sheer endless economic growth we allContinue reading “Tune into the Cloud: Space Oddity”

Tune into the Cloud: The Times They Are A-Changin’

As in other years, the Sunday Times bundled in February another issue of Racontuer’s special “Cloud in Business” report with its print edition. As mentioned earlier, I had the honour of contributing to these special reports. We started in 2013 with “Cloud Spotting Is The Shape Of Things Too Come”  where we observed “Ironically, uncertainty about theContinue reading “Tune into the Cloud: The Times They Are A-Changin’”

Tune into the Cloud: The Circle

Tune into: Social Privacy Time for a blog about personal privacy, before we all have forgotten about the concept. The Circle is both the title of an 2009 album by Bon Jovi as a 2013 novel by Dave Eggers. A novel relevant for a cloud blog because it describes a future in which one company (theContinue reading “Tune into the Cloud: The Circle”

Tune into the Cloud: Imagine

Tune into: 2016 By the time you’ll be reading this, you will probably have the Christmas tree all lit up and it will have become clear whether the plan of Radio jock Stefan Stassen to – in response to the still unbelievable November events in Paris – vote John Lennon’s idealistic “Imagine” to the top ofContinue reading “Tune into the Cloud: Imagine”