Gartner: 14 Delivery Models that Will Transform IT

As reported in Grid Today, Gartner Inc. has identified 14 alternative delivery models that will completely transform the IT market in the next five years. They include: business process utilities; infrastructure utilities; storage as a service; grid computing; communications as a service; utility computing; capacity on-demand; remote management services; SaaS; Web platforms; community source; software streaming; software-based ?appliances?; and user-owned devices:
“Market excitement over Web platforms, software as a service (SaaS) and other IT utility services will only intensify, and this will increase business buyers’ appetite for these new options and services. During the next five years, a broad set of new and alternative IT delivery models — already used by aggressive Type A organizations — will become mainstream.” Full Story

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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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