25 Feb Seeing through the cloud
When Howard Rubin speaks, people listen. And when the subject is cloud computing, today’s IT leaders—many of whom are attempting to chart nascent cloud strategies—are bound to lean forward a little farther in their chairs.
CIO Insight contributor Tony Kontzer recently spoke with Rubin, an IT benchmarking guru, professor emeritus at Hunter College and a senior adviser to analyst company Gartner, about his developing theory on applying the concept of the commons—a piece of land for which certain rights, like grazing, are granted to people other than the owner—to solve some of today’s computing challenges. This is an edited version of that conversation.
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