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Among other things, Craig Lowery is an IT industry analyst at Gartner Inc., covering cloud computing topics such as managed cloud services, cloud cost management, and platform as a service. Before that, he was a Senior Distinguished Engineer and the Executive Director of Cloud Architecture in the Dell Software Group at Dell Inc. focusing on cloud computing, with special emphasis on workload mobility and hybrid cloud.
This site is a personal endeavor representing his own views and observations about whatever seems to be interesting at the moment. Opinions and views expressed here are not necessarily those of Gartner Inc.
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So, it has been almost a year now since I accepted a position with Gartner Inc. as an IT industry analyst. In that time, all of my thinking and writing about the industry has been redirected to Gartner’s research outputs … Continue reading
“New use cases and their subsequent solutions are like a feedback loop that creates a gravity well of chaotic innovation.” Part 7 – Panning for new Use Cases This is the last of a seven-part series considering the ongoing transformation … Continue reading
“The need for a common language requirement is the chief problem microservices solve.” Part 6 – Episode IV: A New OOP Our series exploring the six independent yet related threads that are converging to drive dramatic transformation in information technology … Continue reading
“…the direct to consumer aspect of the container model is at the heart of its transformative capabilities.” Part 4 – The Tupperware Party This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series relating six largely independent yet convergent evolutionary … Continue reading
Part 2 – The Compositional Frontier In my previous installment, I introduced the idea that the Information Technology industry is approaching, and perhaps is already beginning to cross, a major point of inflection. I likened it to a barrier synchronization, … Continue reading
Part 3 – PaaS: A Spectrum of Services In my previous post, I started developing the notion of a “universal” cloud service model that has IaaS is at one end and SaaS at the other of a spectrum. But spectrum of what? I … Continue reading
Part 2 – How Privacy Could Cripple the Cloud Security and privacy are often mentioned together. This is natural, because they are related, yet distinct topics. Security is a technical concept concerned with the controlled access, protection, integrity, and availability … Continue reading
Part 1 – Privacy Ain’t the Same As Security Most people consider the word privacy solely in the context of cloud deployment models, where a private cloud is one reserved strictly for the use of a specific group of people that have … Continue reading
Part 3 – Leaping the Chasm In my previous posts (Part 1, Part 2) in this series, we established the theory that the human species has come to rely on physical ownership and control of something as necessary and sometimes even sufficient … Continue reading