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Many organizations are still on the fence about moving their infrastructure to an IaaS model. IaaS can be deployed in different models, including on-premises and off-premises, managed by a third party or managed internally, and/or using private or public cloud environments. Which model(s) should an organization adopt? How do firms know if moving their hardware, software, servers, storage, and other infrastructure components to a third-party provider is right for them? Should they consider IaaS only for temporary or experimental workloads? Also worth considering and planning for are the technical/security risks, scalability, and legal/contract issues that are critical to a successful IaaS platform deployment. In this issue of Cutter IT Journal, our authors share their insights on the issues organizations should contemplate before moving to IaaS.
- IaaS: Ready for Liftoff? -- Opening Statement
- What Should a CIO Consider When Running a Cloud RFP?
- Cloud-Native Design -- What Has Changed?
- The Reasons for (and Benefits of) Moving to IaaS: A Case Study at FINRA
- Adopting IaaS: The Legal and Security Issues You Can't Ignore
- Darkness on the Edge of Cloud
A huge amount of innovation is taking place when it comes to the development of wearable technologies. Over the next few years, we should expect to see some stunning new products that are going to profoundly affect our technology, business, social, and legal landscapes. This includes the use of wearables as consumer electronic devices, as well as in business, manufacturing, healthcare, medicine, research, and other domains and industries. And this is the focus of this issue of Cutter IT Journal.
- The Corporate Impact of Wearable Devices — Opening Statement
- How Wearables Are Changing Our Daily Life and Economy
- Entangle the Wearables: A Sociomateriality Approach to Design
- How Wearable Devices Can Impact Corporate Health and Competitive Advantage
- The Impact of Wearable Technology: Business, Social, and Legal Landscapes
We have gone from believing that no good nucleus should go unsplit to a more nuanced assessment of the pros and cons of our friend the atom. We know that better living through chemistry is not always better for everybody. We know the structure of the human genome, but not what all the pieces are for. And in the world of IT, computers have achieved speeds that some people dreamed of, but we are still tantalizingly far from the automated companion depicted in science fiction. Plus, spam.
- What's Over the Technology Horizon? -- Opening Statement
- Toward a Sustainability-Conscious Model of Technology Consumption
- 4D DNA Printing: High-Level Manufacturing of Nanomaterials
- The Future of Energy-Aware Software: The Case of Drones
- Shared-Screen Experiences in 2025
- Five Enablers of Web Ubiquity
In this issue of Cutter IT Journal, we present six articles that discuss what appears to be a growing backlash against automation's negative impact on society. The articles explore the factors that might be driving the backlash and what might be done to mitigate them.
- Mitigating the Risks of Technology Backlash -- Opening Statement
- Technological Unemployment: An Absurd Worry or Valid Concern?
- Technology Abuse and the Velocity of Innovation
- Technology Backlash: Will This Time Be Different?
- Temporal Stakeholder Analysis of Future Technologies: Exploring the Impact of the IoV
- Cool, Not Creepy: Avoiding IoT Backlash by Respecting and Educating Your Customers
- Technology Backlash: Driving Factors and Preventive Measures
When we set out to implement Agile, or Lean, or any of the other flavors of management, we must first and constantly ask, "Am I building a practical system that will let professionals produce the most value for the customer and the company and not cause unexpected internal strife? In their own ways, the authors of the five articles in this issue of Cutter IT Journal ask this question and show either theoretically or directly how real systems engage real people.
- Practical Management: Lean and Beyond -- Opening Statement
- Managing for Continuous Improvement Using the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata
- Managing Complexity: Creating Leaders at All Levels
- How Lean Management Systems Can Enable Agile at Scale
- Goal #1: From Activity to Action
- Practical Lean Software Development for Microenterprises