This blog comments on a variety of technology news, trends, and products and how they connect. I'm in Red Hat's cloud product strategy group in my day job although I cover a broader set of topics here. This is a personal blog; the opinions are mine alone.
ownCloud CTO and co-founder Frank Karlitschek sat down at CloudOpen in Dusseldorf to talk about how ownCloud lets companies offer their employees a "DropBox-like" experience while retaining control of where data is stored and how it is accessed. It's a hybrid approach to cloud storage that's can be important in a world where jurisdictional concerns can be a major CIO headache.
I'm in the cloud product strategy group at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, I wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. Earlier in my career, I was responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems, from minicomputers to large UNIX servers, to market while at Data General. Among other hobbies, I do a lot of photography and enjoy the outdoors.