Bernard Golden

Named by Wired.com as one of the 10 most influential people in cloud computing, Bernard Golden serves as vice president of strategy for ActiveState Software, an independent provider of CloudFoundry. He is the author of four books on virtualization and cloud computing, his most recent book being Amazon Web Services for Dummies. Learn more about him at www.bernardgolden.com.

How an innovative mobile app uses location to track events

How an innovative mobile app uses location to track events

In Part 2 of his series on Innovation and the Cloud, writer Bernard Golden looks at how the ability to detect events by parsing information organized by location rather than individuals could be a game changer for any number of...

Innovation in the cloud:  Do-it-yourself online eye exams

Innovation in the cloud: Do-it-yourself online eye exams

In this first in a series of columns about disruptive products and services enabled by cloud computing, CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden looks at a company that’s changing the eyeglasses prescription paradigm.

How to embrace open source tools in the enterprise

The key steps to take to ensure success

Are cloud price hikes a harbinger of the future?

Are cloud price hikes a harbinger of the future?

Microsoft and others seem to be raising the prices of their cloud computing services, at least in certain regions (like Europe). Is this a foreshadowing of things to come for everyone?

Lessons learned from Cloud World

Lessons learned from Cloud World

Two snapshots of real-world enterprise IT progress in a world dominated by cloud computing group-think show that the cloud is now an essential part of today’s IT strategy.

Cloud computing has its ‘Jevons Moment’

Cloud computing has its ‘Jevons Moment’

With its origins in 19th century English coal production, the Jevons Paradox applies to cloud computing today as more and more businesses flock to the cloud due to its lower costs, which in turn leads to more innovative uses of cloud...

Why enterprises embrace open source

Why enterprises embrace open source

CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden attends a couple of conferences and comes away with both an understanding of Enterprise IT’s commitment to open source and some practical advice for anyone considering open source enterprise solutions....

Amazon opens up about AWS revenues

Amazon opens up about AWS revenues

Amazon Web Services is a big business that is growing fast. Amazon has typically remained quiet on the subject of AWS financials, but has finally opened up about how the service is doing. CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden looks at what...

Why the Enterprise Cloud Needs Shadow IT to Succeed

Why the Enterprise Cloud Needs Shadow IT to Succeed

Who is really responsible for cloud initiatives in the enterprise? Some say central IT, but studies show that is most certainly not the case. Enter shadow IT, which is very much alive and well in the enterprise.

The Death of the SLA

The Death of the SLA

CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden writes that if you’re devoting effort on a contractual SLA, you’re not only wasting time, you’re focusing on the wrong thing. If there ever was a practical benefit to the SLA, it’s gone.

What Gartner’s Bimodal IT Model Means to Enterprise CIOs

What Gartner’s Bimodal IT Model Means to Enterprise CIOs

Gartner has identified a crucial tension in the proliferating demands on IT and prescribed a model to enable IT to respond to them with what it calls bimodal IT, a combination of old-style and modern IT practices. However, setting up...

Looking Back at the Year in Cloud Computing

Looking Back at the Year in Cloud Computing

CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden reviews an eventful year in cloud computing. He also grades the 2014 predictions he made at this time last year.

Enterprise IT Crosses the Chasm

Author Geoffrey Moore's book 'Crossing the Chasm' has been influential in the IT industry for more than two decades now. The theory was a good model for how most enterprise IT shops used to work. However, now enterprise IT is crossing...

The Coming War for Developers

The Coming War for Developers

The emergence of next-generation social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology has sparked a war for developers able to continue the fast pace of innovation. Enterprises that want to remain in business tomorrow would be wise to make...

VMworld 2014, the Cloud and the Future of Enterprise IT

VMworld 2014, the Cloud and the Future of Enterprise IT

The VMworld 2014 expo hall floor brimmed with vendors hawking network, storage and VMware extensions. But that's legacy tech, and anyone going back to work thinking that the public cloud remains two refresh cycles away is missing the...

Is Amazon Web Services Really Down and Out?

Is Amazon Web Services Really Down and Out?

It's daft to say that AWS is in trouble just because it may have had one bad quarter. If anything, the ongoing price war between Amazon, Google and Microsoft reflects broader changes in the future of IT infrastructure. If anyone...

The Uneven Future: 2 Telling Views of Cloud Adoption

The Uneven Future: 2 Telling Views of Cloud Adoption

Contrary to what case studies tell you, most IT departments aren't quite ready to support cloud infrastructure. The more you think about it, the easier it is to understand why.

The Real Cloud Computing Revolution

The Real Cloud Computing Revolution

Reports of cloud computing's death have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, a visit to the recent Cloud World Forum proved that companies of all shapes and sizes see the public cloud as an effective response to the stimulus of...

Has Cloud Computing Been a Failed Revolution?

Talk to IT personnel, or study what they look up on Google, and you may think they're done with cloud computing. Talk to analysts, though -- or, more importantly, end users -- and you'll hear a different story.

Software Is Eating the World, and It Could Eat Your Business

Marc Andreessen's 2011 proclamation that software is eating the world takes on new significance in light of IDC's prediction that mobile, cloud, social and big data technologies will disrupt firms in every industry. Companies that get...

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