Tag Archives: cloud computing

Cloud Adoption Drives Increased Need for Integrated Data

Friday February 28th, 2014

Using the cloud to quickly and easily deploy and “turn on” applications for use by the enterprise is turning into a tidal wave of adoption.  Applications like CRM are being deployed using cloud as-a-service providers at a rate of over 40% of the total market for those applications these days.  Other ERP applications are not… Read More »

Silver lining over ‘dark clouds’

Monday January 10th, 2011

Cloud computing is becoming a reality for service providers   I was reading with interest a blog posted by Christine Page-Hanify on the hype around Cloud Computing. Irrespective of how you classify it, whether it be hype, creation or re-invention; we all started using public cloud computing services when we created our first email account… Read More »

Am I a Dinosaur already?

Tuesday November 3rd, 2009

Last month I attended the 2009 CIO Executive summit in Sydney. There were a number of interesting and challenging presentations including the closing keynote by Andre Mendes, Global CIO of Special Olympics International. Andre talked about a wide variety of topics and subjects from Genomics to Immortality, some of it quite challenging and all of… Read More »

I Have a Query

Thursday October 29th, 2009

Most of my conversations during the Washington conference last week were about Teradata’s cloud computing offerings and the significance of the new platform, the first all solid state drive (SSD) data warehouse appliance. We thought that people elsewhere might like to get the same additional explanations, so my colleagues found a quiet corner where they… Read More »


Wednesday July 22nd, 2009

Major events always make cause to reflect. “Where was I when…?” “What has changed, improved etc?” Well, when Neil Armstrong took his first step onto the moon 40 years ago I was sitting in a class, learning to be an IT professional (ekk assembler (CDC COMPASS), FORTRAN, and even more revolting COBOL). Our instructors had… Read More »

Clouds, virtualisation, and the data warehouse – Part 3: 1995 and all that

Tuesday July 14th, 2009

Probably everyone except my Mum has heard enough from me on this subject by now in parts 1 and 2 of this series, but she says that reading this really helps fill in the time she is spending in the dentist’s waiting room between root canal treatments at the moment, so here goes nothing…  … Read More »

Clouds, virtualisation, and the data warehouse – Part 2: Canute and the Wellington Boot

Monday July 6th, 2009

My last post on this subject could be perceived as aligning me with the conservatives in the Great Cloud As The Data Warehouse debate and might have led you to conclude that I am, Canute-like, engaged in a desperate and futile struggle to hold back unstoppable forces of nature. (King Canute, for those of you unfamiliar… Read More »

Clouds, virtualisation and the data warehouse – Part 1: Is Bill still the Daddy?

Monday June 8th, 2009

  Welcome! My name is Martin Willcox and during the course of the next few weeks I will have the pleasure of accompanying Teradata’s CTO, Stephen Brobst, on a tour of the region, preaching the gospel according to Teradata.  I plan to use this blog to share with those of you that can’t join us… Read More »