Welcome!

Release Management Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, David H Deans, Liz McMillan, Jnan Dash

Blog Feed Post

Du PC = Personal Computer au ... PC = Personal Cloud

Logo Gartner GroupLe Gartner Group est l’un des cabinets d’analyse de l’évolution des technologies informatiques et la majorité des grandes entreprises mondiales sont abonnées à ses études.

Leurs études sont réservées aux entreprises qui payent, cher, pour y avoir accès. Heureusement, le Gartner publie aussi de temps en temps, gratuitement, des extraits de ces études qui commencent toujours par la phrase «Gartner says...».

Le titre de ce document public, publié le 12 mars 2012, était :

« The Personal Cloud Will Replace the Personal Computer as the Center of Users' Digital Lives by 2014»

(A partir de 2014, le «Nuage personnel» remplacera l’ordinateur personnel comme centre de la vie numérique des utilisateurs)

Je partage l’avis du Gartner sur ce sujet et cette évolution a déjà bien avancé dans le grand public ; un mouvement identique va se produire dans les entreprises, mais avec un décalage de 2 à 5 années, comme c’est le cas actuellement pour toutes les innovations dans le domaine informatique.

 

La migration vers le Personal Cloud, un mouvement très rapide

Post PC BulletDans ce document, Gartner confirme que nous sommes entrés dans l’ère «Post PC», sujet que j’ai aussi abordé récemment.

Comme le suggère cette image, beaucoup d’internautes ont déjà commencé à se libérer des liens forts avec leur PC en local, qui n’est plus le point central de leur vie numérique.

Comment définir un Personal Cloud : un espace où l’essentiel de nos contenus et de nos applications est disponible, en permanence, accessible depuis n’importe quel objet, en tout lieu.

Du PC au Personal CloudLa principale rupture vient du fait que ce sont maintenant les «services clouds» auxquels on accède, contenus et applications, qui deviennent essentiels, les objets permettant d’y accéder perdant leur rôle central.

Une remarque «linguistique» : pour la majorité des utilisateurs grand public, Cloud, Internet, le Web, c’est ... la même chose et tant mieux. Des millions de personnes utilisent le «nuage» avec Yahoo!mail, Gmail, Picasa ou Flickr sans même en connaître le nom.

 

Des centaines de services personnels déjà disponibles 

C’est depuis le milieu des années 2000 que les services Cloud à l’usage du grand public ont pris leur essor. 

Personal Clouds solutionsSur ce graphique apparaissent quelques leaders du marché. J’ai privilégié les outils qui permettent de partager des contenus :

- Vidéo avec YouTube.

- Présentations avec SlideShare.

- Photos avec Flickr ou Facebook. 

- Musiques avec iCloud, Amazon Cloud Drive ou Google Music.

- Contenus divers avec Dropbox, Box ou Google Drive.

Il faudrait citer aussi toutes les applications de communication et collaboration comme Hotmail, Gmail, Skype ou WhatsApp. 

Je n’ai pas trouvé de statistiques sur ce sujet, mais je pense qu’il n’est pas déraisonnable d’estimer que chaque internaute utilise en moyenne entre 5 et 10 services Cloud personnels différents, proposés par des fournisseurs différents. Chacun d’entre nous pourra essayer de calculer le nombre de services qu’il utilise.

 

La dynamique des deux cercles, services et objets d’accès

Les personnes vont de plus en plus utiliser différents objets mobiles, qui leur appartiennent ou qu’ils vont emprunter à des amis quand nécessaire pour accéder au Cloud, ce que j’ai représenté par le cercle intérieur.

Personal Cloud - 2 CirclesElles vont aussi répartir leur «vie numérique» sur de très nombreux services Cloud différents, le cercle extérieur de ce schéma.

Imaginons que ces deux cercles sont mobiles, et chaque personne souhaitera, exigera bientôt, pouvoir aligner un objet d’accès avec un service de manière transparente, selon l’endroit où elle se trouve ou les réseaux disponibles. 

Cette indépendance entre le cercle intérieur, objets d’accès et le cercle extérieur, les services utilisés, n’est pas encore totale. Trop souvent, un service est encore lié à un outil d’accès, comme c’est le cas avec «appstores», sujet que j’ai parlé il y a peu.

La variété des objets d’accès et des services disponibles va continuer à augmenter au cours des prochaines années et va rendre cette indépendance de plus en plus essentielle.

 

Se préparer au même changement, dans les entreprises 

Un mouvement similaire va se produire dans le monde de l’entreprise, c’est une évidence, mais avec un décalage qui sera de l’ordre de 2 à 5 ans selon les entreprises et les services.

Gauss Décalage Grand public Entreprise Gmail Google AppsSur ce graphique, j’ai pris l’exemple de la messagerie Web, qui est le plus facile pour illustrer le décalage grand public - entreprise :

- Gmail grand public a été annoncé en 2004.

- Google Apps professionnel est arrivé sur le marché en 2007, 3 ans plus tard.

- Fin 2011, 8 ans plus tard, on estime qu’il y a environ 350 millions d’utilisateurs de Gmail, car aucun des grands acteurs du Webmail ne communique le chiffre exact du nombre d’abonnés actifs. 

Les services Clouds professionnels universels mis en œuvre seront très proches de ceux du grand public ; de nombreuses entreprises utilisent déjà Box ou DropBox pour leurs documents.

Il y aura bien sur, en plus, de nombreux services professionnels spécifiques tels que le CRM, la gestion des Ressources Humaines ou les budgets.

Le Gartner Group annonce 2014 pour le «Personal Cloud» ; en prenant un décalage moyen de 3 années, on peut donc pronostiquer qu’il faudra attendre 2017 pour pouvoir parler de la migration :

Du PC= Personal Computer au ...PC = Professional Cloud

 

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Louis Nauges

Louis Naugès is Founder & President of Revevol, the first European Consulting organization 100% dedicated to SaaS and Cloud Computing. He has 30 years of IT experience. Very few people in Europe have his knowledge and expertise in Cloud & SaaS technologies and applications. He works directly with CIOs of very large organizations. Revevol is the first EMEA distributor of Google Apps and the largest worldwide organization deploying Google Apps is one of Revevol's clients.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, discussed some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he covered some of the best practices for structured team migration an...
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, discussed how they built...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and B...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
The 22nd International Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, to be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, brings together Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding busin...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
No hype cycles or predictions of a gazillion things here. IoT is here. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, an Associate Partner of Analytics, IoT & Cybersecurity at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He also discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data...
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits,...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile exhibited at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on qua...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cedexis will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cedexis is the leader in data-driven enterprise global traffic management. Whether optimizing traffic through datacenters, clouds, CDNs, or any combination, Cedexis solutions drive quality and cost-effectiveness. For more information, please visit https://www.cedexis.com.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Google Cloud has been named “Keynote Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Companies come to Google Cloud to transform their businesses. Google Cloud’s comprehensive portfolio – from infrastructure to apps to devices – helps enterprises innovate faster, scale smarter, stay secure, and do more with data than ever before.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vivint to exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. As a leading smart home technology provider, Vivint offers home security, energy management, home automation, local cloud storage, and high-speed Internet solutions to more than one million customers throughout the United States and Canada. The end result is a smart home solution that sav...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Opsani will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Opsani is the leading provider of deployment automation systems for running and scaling traditional enterprise applications on container infrastructure.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Nirmata will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Nirmata provides a comprehensive platform, for deploying, operating, and optimizing containerized applications across clouds, powered by Kubernetes. Nirmata empowers enterprise DevOps teams by fully automating the complex operations and management of application containers and its underlying ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Opsani to exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Opsani is creating the next generation of automated continuous deployment tools designed specifically for containers. How is continuous deployment different from continuous integration and continuous delivery? CI/CD tools provide build and test. Continuous Deployment is the means by which...