Report: IBM, Lenovo x86 server deal hits the skids

Buying IBM’s x86 server business is the quickest way for Lenovo to rocket up the rankings and become the number four server maker in the world, behind IBM and far behind Hewlett-Packard and Dell. The deal would make Lenovo the number three x86 server maker instantly.

Report: IBM, Lenovo x86 server deal hits the skids

The Secret to IaaS Success? Don’t Beat Amazon Web Services

I suspect the prevalent “slow follower” mentality within the public IaaS companies that are chasing AWS will continue. So too will the confusion about their inability to catch up with AWS, let alone pass them by. At the end of the day, this is about inventing new ways to provide better and more resilient computing infrastructure to the Global 2000. Trying to beat AWS won’t get you there; you need to take the path of innovation and creativity

The Secret to IaaS Success? Don’t Beat Amazon Web Services

Forrester: Middle-Aged Developers Driving Cloud Computing – ReadWrite

In other words, as with open source, these developers can’t be bothered with corporate bureaucracy. In an earlier Forrester survey, developers said the primary benefit of the cloud is that it’s the "Fastest way for me to get my project done and deployed." This calls to mind Redmonk analyst Stephen O’Grady’s assertion that "Convenience trumps just about everything" when it comes to cloud adoption.

Forrester: Middle-Aged Developers Driving Cloud Computing – ReadWrite

Why it’s an endless churn

The endless search for an organizational handle on the market – that is, rational structures to deal with the irrational – coupled with managers’ ambitions and what I shall call their mobility panic, fuel a never-ending succession of personnel changes, marked by intense personal rivalries, in virtually all big corporations.

Moral Mazes

This books keeps getting better and better…