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According to Wikipedia, a disruptive technology or disruptive innovation is an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually goes on to disrupt an existing market and value network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology. The term is used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically first by designing for a different set of consumers in the new market and later by lowering prices in the existing market. Virtualization and software design have been the main drivers in the development of disruptive innovations in hardware. From the Desktop... One of the main concerns at the desktop level is the need for powerful, yet efficient endpoints, but desktop virtualization rapidly changed the landscape. The endpoints can ... (more)

Cloud Computing: The Next Generation of Computing & Sustainable IT

I have been asked to moderate a cloud computing discussion at Green Gov 2012. The title of the session is “Cloud Computing: The Next Generation of Computing and Sustainable IT”. It is a great honor to be selected to participate as moderator. I believe this is my second go around. As National Director of Cloud Services with Core BTS, Inc. it is my job to articulate the value of cloud computing. I have been pondering the title a bit and for me to actually discuss the next generation of Cloud, we have to identify the current situation. The cloud has gone way beyond Google Mail and S... (more)

What Are the Top 10 Green IT Strategies?

I could be here all day discussing vendors, but I won't go down that rabbit hole, I'll just say brush up on your VMware skills and all the extra moving parts that go with it.  For every dollar of VMware sold their is $15 dollars worth of auxiliary needs and wants.  I personally favor VMware because it rocks! Top Ten Green IT Solutions: Virtualization Data Center Optimization Power Management Data De-Duplication Electronic Waste Management Cloud Computing Carbon Accounting & Management Teleconference Telecommute/Telework Paperless Solutions, Document Management Bonus Green IT Solu... (more)

Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Have a Negative Effect on Green IT in Gov?

I wonder how much Vivek Kundra's departure will slow down the government's innovation, which is already too slow!  I may be able to understand Vivek's frustration with the Federal Government.  He is responsible for Data.gov.  His plans to consolidate over 800 federal data centers, the Federal Cloud Strategy, and his legacy of the "25 Point Plan" are stuff of legend.  I mean how long does it take to steer the course of an aircraft carrier? The federal government is a huge ship that moves very slow. Vivek's a pretty young guy, so he may not know that it takes a while to move large ... (more)

Disruptive Clouds: Imagine If IT Was Treated Like a Utility Service

First, just let me say I was never one to get caught up in the hype-cycle of cloud computing because I'm old school.  We called it network services in the early '90s, then it became managed services by the late ′90s, then it became Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and so on and so forth. Now we are calling the same monthly billing for IT services the cloud.  Let's compare Cloud Computing to heating and air conditioning.  We pay a monthly bill for services rendered. We never touch the water heater or the air conditioner, unless you're like me and h... (more)