Rene.Buest

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Rene Buest is the Director of Technology Research at Arago. He has been focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies since the early 1990s.

Prior to Arago, Rene was Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. At this time Rene was considered as top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area.

Rene has authored numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline, as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Rene Buest and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Rene.Buest

AI becomes the game changer in the public cloud
Digital Vertices

AI becomes the game changer in the public cloud

Today, the artificial intelligence (AI) hype wouldn’t exist without cloud computing. Only the easy access to cloud-based innovative AI services (machine learning etc.) and the necessary and fast available computing power enable the developments of novel “intelligent” products, services and business models. At the same time, AI services ensure growth of public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google. Thus, one can observe a “cloud-AI interdependency.”
January 26, 2018
Digital Vertices

Welcome to the Hotel California of Artificial Intelligence

In 1977, the Eagles released “Hotel California,” a song about drugs and the effects an addiction has on people. Putting "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device" in the context of our today’s digital lifestyle we find a lot of truth. There is a reason why Google provides most of its services for free or why Amazon wants us to have an Echo in every home or why Facebook has become our directory of “friends”. What looks pretty convenient is a threat. It is a threat to the end consumers but also a threat to the established economy. And even if we have the choice to check out any time – we will never leave.
October 2, 2017
Introducing the AI-defined infrastructure
Digital Vertices

Introducing the AI-defined infrastructure

Automation, sophisticated algorithms and thus intelligent systems are leading us from software-defined infrastructure (SDI) to artificial intelligence-defined infrastructure.
September 27, 2017
Digital Vertices

Digital. Cloud. AI-Driven

Being a business leader in the established economy is not necessarily a fun job these days. Keeping the competitors at a distance while finding ways to defend the current business model against the Internet giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook etc. is a tough job. However, running a business based on digital disciplines and being prepared with the right armor is simply about doing rather than thinking about the why. As a supporting element, a modern business strategy is built upon a magic triangle that consists of three vertices delivering the necessary essentials: Be digital. Use cloud. Leverage artificial intelligence (AI). In this article, we are going to unfold this triangle.
September 11, 2017