bgolden

bgolden

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.

Articles by bgolden

Why private clouds will suffer a long, slow death
Opinion

Why private clouds will suffer a long, slow death

While private cloud proponents have spent the last five years focusing on getting their IaaS offerings working, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have moved way beyond core computing services. And you don’t have to strain to hear the death knell sounding for the private cloud.
August 15, 2016
Cloud consequences: JP Morgan calls time on IT-as-usual
Opinion

Cloud consequences: JP Morgan calls time on IT-as-usual

IT as we know it is on the brink of massive disruption. Enterprise IT groups will struggle to rebalance skills while vendors struggle for survival. How will your organization fare in the new cloud-centric world?
May 5, 2016
Feature

IT Moves from SGA to COGS

Accounting – or, more accurately, IT finance – is undergoing just as dramatic a shift as the reset of IT, and with good reason.
March 17, 2016
Feature

Open source in the enterprise brings opportunities and challenges

When large IT organizations embrace open source software, good things can happen. And with any kind of shift in methodology, there are obstacles to overcome. When it comes to adopting open source, though, enterprises may longer have a choice.
February 11, 2016
Opinion

Why are we racing to DevOps?

While it seems the IT world is rushing to embrace the concept of DevOps, not everyone agrees on what it actually means. Pivoting toward something that’s still a bit fuzzy might sound alarms in your organization, but you might not be able to afford to wait to implement this development practice.
December 15, 2015
The power of IoT on display at Cloud Expo Asia
Feature

The power of IoT on display at Cloud Expo Asia

You think mobile’s big? Just wait until the Internet of Things transforms everything around us, from milk cartons to highway overpasses.
November 10, 2015
Opinion

Real world lessons from AWS re:Invent 2015

Amazon Web Services’ signature conference continues to show how customers both large and small are solving their real IT challenges, which is one of the reasons it’s evolved into a must-attend conference.
October 20, 2015
How an innovative mobile app uses location to track events
Opinion

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 different industries.
August 26, 2015
Opinion

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.
August 14, 2015
Opinion

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?
July 17, 2015
Feature

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.
July 8, 2015
Opinion

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 technology, which turns more businesses on to it, which…well, you get the picture.
June 11, 2015
Why enterprises embrace open source
Opinion

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.
June 1, 2015
News Analysis

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 AWS revenues really mean.
May 12, 2015
Why the Enterprise Cloud Needs Shadow IT to Succeed
Feature

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.
March 4, 2015