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Social Media Outsourcing Update 3.28.11

3FORWARD's Complimentary Weekly Digest of Outsourcing-Related Social Media Discussions.

For outsourcing providers, IT services companies and other solution providers these links are opportunities to engage your subject experts, showcase thought-leadership, reference relevant blog posts or other content and get ideas for the future.  These are great places to identify industry leaders, spot trends and possibly engage with clients or prospects.   Enjoy!

 

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What is the cloud impact on software platforms LinkedIn Answers

This question was asked by Prasanna M., Lead Technologist, Global Technology Office, Cognizant.  The expanded question is: Cloud computing is todays hot trend. Beyond infrastructural advantages, due to specifically PAAS and SAAS models its is now possible to have apps which are kind of distiributed over the cloud ??question1 – what is your perspective on new application architecture models that would emerge due to commdotized platform/framewrok availability ? What are new NFRs of concern from your perspective? ?question2- The definition of platform changing considering example of salesforce , facebook etc. what will be the impact o businesses due to this trend.

Outsourcing: Why CIOs Hate How You Sell IT Services

Opportunity: Blogging opportunity (pick up on the topic and comment), topic for discussion in LinkedIn group, Twitter link, commenting

IT vendors spend $25 billion a year on lead generation, while CIOs have become skilled at the art of evasion. CIO.com talked to xPeerient CEO Mark Hall about why the IT marketplace is broken and what he thinks could fix it.

Avoid 3 Cloud App Development Sand-Traps

Opportunity: Blogging opportunity (pick up on the topic and comment), topic for discussion in LinkedIn group, Twitter link, commenting

Done wrong, cloud software projects can subject you to all the pitfalls of traditional software projects. Consider these three no-no's carefully. 1. "We can't give you guidance on the priority of deliverable items: they're all hard requirements!" 2. "We need to have all parts of this project on a common tool, library, or infrastructure element." 3. "We don't have time to do user testing along the way. Leave that till the very end."

Tech Giants Push Smart Networking Standard

Opportunity: Blogging opportunity (pick up on the topic and comment), topic for discussion in LinkedIn group, Twitter link, commenting

Seventeen major technology companies, including Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo, have banded together to develop and promote a new approach to networking called Software-Defined Networking (SDN) through a non-profit foundation, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). Other founding members of the ONF include: Broadcom, Brocade, Ciena, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Ericsson, Force10, HP, IBM, Juniper Networks, Marvell, NEC, Netgear, NTT, Riverbed Technology, and VMware.

Study: IT Shops Running Way Too Many Applications

Intelligence. Opportunity: Blogging opportunity (pick up on the topic and comment), topic for discussion in LinkedIn group, Twitter link, commenting

Nearly two-thirds of enterprises are supporting more or "far more" applications than they actually need to run their operations, according to a survey released Monday by Hewlett-Packard and . This article was found in several places, including CIO.com and Yahoo! Finance.

White Paper: Effective Application Outsourcing: The Importance of Provider / Client Relationships Opportunity: Blogging opportunity (pick up on the topic and comment), topic for discussion in LinkedIn group, Twitter link, commenting

 

Success with the outsourcing of information technology to key service providers continues to elude some organizations. By examining commonalities found through multiple successful outsourcing engagements, conclusions about the definition of how the engagement is managed (governance) can be drawn and applied to future engagements

Research and Markets Report: Smart Grid Technology Investments: Forecasts for 2010-2030 Market information. Available for 1,748 Euros.

Utilities will invest billions of dollars over the next 20 years in deploying their smart grids. This report identifies the major areas of capital and operational expenditure, and pinpoints the opportunities for technology suppliers along the smart grid value chain. It includes: Assessment of the drivers and barriers to smart grid deployment, and how these will influence market evolution. Identification of the principal areas of technology investment in the smart grid, in terms of capital and operational expenditure. Commentary on the key trends and drivers for each type of smart grid technology. Included is information on: Infrastructure management systems (including distribution management, outage management, MDMS, demand response)

Cloud Tools Organize Your Messy Digital Life

Opportunity: Blogging opportunity (pick up on the topic and comment), topic for discussion in LinkedIn group, Twitter link, commenting

You've got e-mail, Gmail, online bank accounts, online bill paying, online backups, online photo albums and online docs. Wasn't technology supposed to make your life easier? New tools clean up the mess.

Cross-Ocean Clouds Are Gaining IT Favor
Opportunity: Blogging opportunity (pick up on the topic and comment), topic for discussion in LinkedIn group, Twitter link, commenting

 

(Registration required) Concerns about latency and questions about legal and regulatory issues aren't stopping CIOs from moving key systems to the cloud, even if it means using applications that are hosted in data centers located overseas.

iPhone Dominates the Mobile Application Development Sector for the year 2010

Opportunity: Blogging opportunity (pick up on the topic and comment), topic for discussion in LinkedIn group, Twitter link, commenting

 

According to Screen Digest, the growth of mobile applications generated an increased profit in 2010 by 160.2 percent to reach $2.2 billion. Revenue was reported to be approximately $828 million the year before. The iPhone App store ranked first generating $1.8 billion revenue showing an increased activity in the iPhone application development sector with games taking the top spot as the most popular category with 52.2 revenue generation that goes to its credit.

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