The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls
Logo No Hate Speech Movement

Bundestag passes law to fine social media companies for not deleting hate speech

Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Cloud Computing Shakes Up Traditional IT Outsourcing

From:, Stephanie Overby, CIO, April 08, 2010

For all the vagaries of IT services, traditional IT outsourcing has always been quite tangible—servers, data centers, networks, specifications, man-hours, lines of code. The rise of cloud computing, however, is changing all of that with flexible, asset-free IT services available on an as-needed basis for more aspects of enterprise technology.

Cloud services are a boon for many IT departments willing to forego customization: They help IT organizations chip away at hefty capital expenditures from back-end infrastructure to customer-facing software and everything in between. Consequently, the cloud is turning the traditional IT services industry on its head.

"Cloud computing represents a fundamental shift in how companies pay for and access IT services," says Susan Tan, IT services and sourcing research director for Gartner.

In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2012, 20 percent of businesses will own virtually no IT assets. That will be a game changer—for better or worse—for outsourcing vendors of all stripes, from traditional onshore and offshore IT service providers and consultants to system integrators and new, niche vendors.

"If [the] cloud was only about gutting the clunky, expensive and environmentally-unfriendly infrastructure, and having Amazon and company deliver the computing power, then it's really just an infrastructure utility offering," says Phil Fersht, founder of outsourcing consultancy Horses for Sources. "However, if you're going to have your data and applications hosted externally in the cloud, do you really need to manage them yourself anymore? Do you really gain a competitive edge with the way you process your insurance claims, or isn't it time to find a services vendor that will host the app, the associated infrastructure and even process the transactions for you?"

Fersht calls cloud services the foundation for next-generation enterprise sourcing solutions. He believes cloud services will make traditional delivery of IT services more efficient and cost-effective. "They also help create a delivery mechanism for true business process services," he adds. "This new class of [outsourcing] has the potential to unlock tremendous value for customers."

Cloud Computing's Threat to Traditional IT Outsourcing

Traditional, asset-heavy IT outsourcing deals won't go extinct overnight. (Remember the predicted death of the mainframe? Big iron is still humming along.) But the clock is ticking.

"While adoption of cloud services is still low, outsourcers need to adapt to this change. The days of dedicated data centers are probably limited," says Tan. "A lot of outsourcing hinges on having external providers manage assets—both infrastructure and applications—owned by IT departments. This part of the market will decrease. Outsourcers need to invest in cloud services and cloud-based offerings or risk being marginalized."

IT services customers have been looking for something better, faster, cheaper since the first outsourcing contract was signed. Today, they're even more demanding of a new model. "...the pull from clients for new levels of value is getting stronger by the week," says Fersht. "Enterprise decision makers are rightfully fed up with old-school, black-box, ten-year handcuff deals."

Many traditional IT service providers and offshore vendors are beginning to work cloud service into their portfolio—or at least give the appearance of doing so. "Whether cloud computing emerges as a bona fide model or not, service providers must react to it to give the image of currency with the market," says Doug Plotkin, head of U.S. sourcing for PA Consulting Group.

Outsourcers also need to build cloud-based, multi-client data centers to lower their own costs and increase their service provisioning speed.

IBM Global Services and HP are serving up more and more 'x-as-a-service' items on their menus, from infrastructure to storage. Infosys is offering end-to-end IT and business processes—Source-to-Pay for procurement, Hire-to-Retire for HR—on a pay-per-use basis built on a cloud backbone. Wipro Technologies is piloting a central computing cloud to study the potential of the trend. Patni Computing Systems is selling a "cloud acceleration service" to help developers migrate their processes to a cloud-based model the way it did internally and is experimenting with testing-as-a-service.

"The shrewd outsourcers will take advantage of this opportunity to embed cloud services within their broader outsourcing offerings and become cloud services providers themselves," says Tan. "Such innovative offerings can potentially open up segments of markets, such as the small and mid-size businesses."

Those outsourcing vendors that don't develop cloud options will have to align with partners that do, says Fersht. Otherwise, he adds, they risk falling behind the way those providers slow to embrace the globalization trend did.

Some of the alliances between cloud providers and outsourcing vendors could become permanent. "Customers care about where their confidential information is housed, and many will prefer it to be within the confines of a trusted service vendor," rather than that vendor's alliance partner, says Fersht. "Don't be surprised to see mergers between strong infrastructure services and BPO vendors in the coming months as the move to cloud services picks up more steam. "

In the years ahead, cloud services will separate the basic IT and business process body shops from the innovators. "Vendors pushing standard labor arbitrage services under a thin veneer of 'cloud marketing' will quickly get cast aside," Fersht says. "The emergence of next-generation solutions requires a high degree of provider flexibility and management will to embrace new ways of [working]. It's likely that this trend will further segment the provider topography."

But traditional providers should temper their cloud transformations, says PA Consulting's Plotkin. "Large established firms should research the market for the areas they can participate in without going overboard on the idea that they should completely re-architect their solutions and delivery mechanisms," Plotkin says. "Much of their business for the next few years will, in any event, still be comprised of unique solutions for large customers with complex environments to support."

Short-Term Winners: New Firms, Consultants

The biggest cloud-based opportunities could exist for the newer members of the outsourcing industry, like, Rackspace's Jungle Disk (encrypted cloud storage and automated file backup using Amazon S3) and Dropbox (cloud-based file sharing).

"Smaller, less established firms [should] use the cloud as a disruptive technology to supplant the established firms," says Plotkin.

Consultants and systems integrators will benefit from the emergence of enterprise cloud-computing in the short term while the market is characterized by confusion. Medium term, they'll see net new revenue generated from cloud strategy and planning, private and public cloud building, and helping independent software vendors retool for the cloud, according to Tan.

"Equally important, but often overlooked, is the indirect impact of pulled-through work that will likely be generated as a result of the cloud model, such as application consolidation and portfolio rationalization, and helping CIOs figure out the cost of providing [cloud] services internally," says Tan. "Although there are some insidious threats, they will only become impactful in the longer term."

The question is whether players in the cloud services market—traditional IT service providers, offshore outsourcers, consultants and systems integrators, new vendors—will figure out their place in the new outsourcing world order before then.

"We knew back in 1995 that e-commerce was the future of retail, but it really took a decade for it to become widely adopted," says Fersht. "Cloud will likely take three to five years to become fully formed as a business utility offering, but we can be sure its seeds have been sewn and its roots are already taking shape."

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