Ajay Budhraja

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In recent sporting events the focus has been on providing real time updates on mobile devices such as tablets, phones and leveraging the cloud. Cloud is supporting this year's Wimbledon tennis tournament in a big way. The infrastructure is hosted on IBMs Cloud that provides a scalable and on-demand environment that can be dynamically provisioned quickly, and then it can be taken down after the event. Peaks in usage are handled by the Cloud and there is real time information for fans that is available on fingertips for matches on 19 courts. During the tournament millions of users access information about favorite tennis players, matches and results. However during the rest of the year demand is lower. Since the Cloud is being leveraged, there is no need to spend time and money to provision and manage new infrastructure and to reduce capacity based on lower usage. In ... (more)

Agile Solutions for Cloud, Big Data, Mobility Services

The enhanced adoption of Cloud, Big Data, Mobility is causing more services to be developed and aggregated, hence there is a greater emphasis on Agile for service aggregation. Agile processes have specific methods to manage the rapid development cycles and changing requirements in application development. There are several steps to achieving Agility for the entire lifecycle. The first step is to perform a thorough business analysis and review existing, target business processes. Based on the analysis appropriate services that are reusable can be designed and developed. Services c... (more)

Lightning in the Clouds, Big Data

Cloud computing has been marketed as one of the key advances in technology and every day we hear about new areas where cloud services are being utilized. Cloud is the bright shining star that is being leveraged for it's elastic, on-demand, resource pooling capabilities. However there have been Cloud outages recently that have adversely impacted businesses. These outages highlight the risks of the Cloud and bring into focus that such risks need to be effectively managed. Cloud outages are like lightning in the Clouds, lightning can cause problems where it strikes and preparation i... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Governance - Plug & Play for Cloud Services Is Not Enough

Enterprise Cloud Governance is the specification of policies and procedures for cloud solutions and services for the organization. Many organizations struggle with having silos of clouds without a coherent approach for governance. It is very tempting for departments or groups to go and buy new services and try to plug them and then play  to see how they work. If specific services have their own individual policies and procedures, this can lead to problems due to lack of centralized management. Without proper alignment with enterprise architecture and security, this can lead to sp... (more)

Chief Executives and the Cloud - Leadership for the New Frontier

Cloud facilitates a new generation of technology and related impacts that have never been seen before. With utility computing and on demand capabilities, many organizations want to jump on the bandwagon as soon as possible. As the Chief Executive, there are some tough decisions to be made. There will be people in your organization who say that Cloud is the best thing that happened since the emergence of the internet. Others will paint a picture of gloom and doom by citing issues such as security, privacy, control over data etc. Cloud can enhance productivity by providing the infras... (more)