IBM Tweet Chat Today: The Economics Of IT – What It Means In The New Age Of The Cloud and Big Data

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I am moderating an IBM tweetchat that starts in just a few minutes at 10 a.m. PST. The topic: “The Economics of IT – Cost and Benefits of Integrated Systems.” Follow the hashtag #ExpertSysChat to participate.

There is a debate about the relationship between the cloud services like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the solutions oriented offerings that you see from IBM. I expect we will discuss this to some extent today.

Last week I wrote a post about what a platform as a service (PaaS) means to IBM and why I think it is off base when the company uses this term to describe its PureSystems technology. I expect we will get into that discussion today. I spoke yesterday with an IBM executive who convinced me that PureSystems has aspects of a PaaS. I look forward to them explaining their position in the discussion.

Here are some of the questions we will ask participants:

  • What are the biggest obstacles in enterprise hardware/software deployments, and the primary drains on IT budgets?
  • What facets of adopting new enterprise IT solutions are proving to be most cost prohibitive?
  • What is the cost of not considering an integrated approach within corporate IT environments?

Those are IBM’s questions. I will have a few of my own, which I will save for the tweetchat.

Hope to see you there.