Articles By Don Sheppard

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Is software really eating the world?

Marc Andreessen of Mosaic, Netscape fame and an investor in many well-known Internet companies, stated in a New York Times...

February 1st, 2016 Don Sheppard

Cloud computing standards update (ISO JTC1/SC38)

My last update on the progress of cloud standardization in the ISO was April 2014, so I’m overdue for another...

February 1st, 2016 Don Sheppard

Introducing the IT4IT™ Reference Architecture

In October of 2015, the IT4IT Forum, which is a part of the Open Group, published Version 2.0 of its...

January 26th, 2016 Don Sheppard
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Technology is an over-used word

Do you think that technology is an over-used word? The IT industry is replete with terms that are either poorly...

January 11th, 2016 Don Sheppard
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More thoughts on the digital era

In 2013, I wrote a blog entitled “Thoughts on the digital era” that I thought might be interesting to re-visit....

January 8th, 2016 Don Sheppard

Expectations for 2016 – a year of cloud challenges

I’ve been offering up cloud predictions for several years now, so I thought perhaps a quick look back would help...

January 4th, 2016 Don Sheppard
Technicity 2015

A few observations from Technicity 2015

I was lucky enough to be able to attend Technicity 2015 at the MaRS building in Toronto on December 3. ...

December 8th, 2015 Don Sheppard
Generalist versus specialist IT professionals

Zone to Win – a new book from Geoffrey Moore

A new management book by Geoffrey Moore was published Nov. 3.  It is called “Zone to Win – Organizing to Compete...

December 4th, 2015 Don Sheppard
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What’s next for IT? It SMACs of a ‘third wave’ of innovation

For more than 20 years there has been talk about the digital economy, the digital society, the digital world and...

November 20th, 2015 Don Sheppard
IT leadership and the CIO

Do you need a CMDB for cloud-based systems?

Cloud computing is traveling along the hype cycle quickly, cloud technologies are maturing, and cloud adoption is accelerating on a...

October 27th, 2015 Don Sheppard