Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Now that Gartner has adopted a Web participation policy for its analyst community, I am allowed to join the blogosphere.  It's about time!

I was just on an interesting research call about cloud computing.  On that call we discussed the role of virtualization in cloud computing.  Virtualization is a key enabler of cloud computing, along with SOA and the Internet.  However, one thing came up that I'm curious about.

Gartner, and most of the industry, defines virtualization as the abstraction of IT resources.  However, I feel that most of our clients equate virtualization to virtualized servers, with no broader application of the term.  If this is the case, then there are a lot of confused people out there.

Unfortunately, it seems that confusion abounds.

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Blogger Jeremiah Owyang said...

Congrats and welcome to the blogosphere, from a fellow analyst and blogger.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Webconomist said...

Welcome! A great decision. The more analysts participating will likely mean more productive collaboration and sharing between industry and analysts - a benefit to everyone in value terms.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gene, Great news. I'm looking forward to reading your blog and other new Gartner analyst blogs. Besides the Gartner-branded blogs, do you know of other Gartnerians blogging?

Carter Lusher, Strategist
Experts on the IT analyst industry and analyst relations best practices

8:39 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Awesome news. It's good to see Gartner get over the hurtle. It would be interesting to learn what the backstory on what the deciding factors were to finally make the plunge.

Regardless, welcome!

8:40 AM  
Blogger Kris Tuttle said...

Finally! Welcome all my Garter Analyst friends. Hopefully this will mean much more free discussion with you all. Looking forward to it.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Jeremiah Owyang said...

Hmm I updated my profile, I was the first commenter. A second welcome perhaps.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Gene Phifer's Blog said...

Thanks to all for the welcome aboard. Several of us have been chomping at the bit to get out into the blogosphere. Stay tuned--the last I heard about 50 Gartner analysts will be joining me.

We are still working out some logistical details, so don't be surprised if we have some sputters at first. For example, I hear that I may be moving my blog to another site. But the good news is that we are now blogging, and you will soon see a large number of Gartner analysts with their own blogs.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gene - I saw the news from Jeremiah that Gartner opened the gates for blogging. Congratulations. I'm really looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Welcome to the fray and please let me know if i can help in any way

Dave Knox
P&G - Digital Brand Strategist

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Gene... I add my welcome to the Blogosphere.

1) Can you publish the Gartner policy that dictates what is and isn't "bloggable"?

2) 50 Gartner analysts may want to start independent blogging; however, I predict that under 15 will post to their blog after the first two months (0.8 p). Workload and wariness over policy changes will lead to discouragement. I hope that I'm proven to be wrong.

- Maurene

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gene, Your note about Gartner changing its policy about analyst blogging sparked a couple of thoughts. You can find them at:

Gartner ups the ante on analyst blogging - maybe 50 new bloggers

Why is it that more analyst blogging is better?

Carter Lusher, Strategist
Experts on the IT analyst industry and analyst relations best practices

12:40 PM  
Blogger alejandrovelandia said...

good day, excuse me I am a student of systems engineering at a university in Colombia and I'm doing my degree thesis or project-oriented architecture on the WOA website and was wondering if you could help me with any documents or information about WOA in advance thank you very much


3:36 AM  

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