Jon Collins

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Jon is an author, technology commentator and director at Inter Orbis, which researches the impact of technology on business and society. With over 20 years’ in the technology industry, Jon has a deep understanding of the global infrastructures, software architectures, and governance models required to make communities work..

In Jon’s varied career he has been IT manager, software consultant, training manager, IT security expert and industry analyst. He was named European analyst of the year by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations in 2009..

Outside of technology, Jon has authored several books about music including bands such as Marillion and Rush, Jon is currently writing two books about the impact of the Internet on business and society, and is researching a novel about the violinist, Paganini.

Recent articles by Jon Collins

Cloud society: building for a hybrid future

Opinion
12 Jun, 2014
Jon Collins

The companies that understand the benefits of hybrid will be the winners in the long run

Cloud society: funding lessons businesses can learn

Opinion
2 Jan, 2014
Jon Collins

Crowdsourcing is becoming an accepted way for artists to work, what can companies learn from this?

Cloud society: just how private should we be?

Opinion
10 Dec, 2013
Jon Collins

The call for better regulation from some of the leading IT companies is a sign of growing privacy concerns

The future of cloud and the dawn of the age of singularity

Opinion
20 Nov, 2013
Jon Collins

What will happen with cloud when computers think for themselves?

Cloud Society: Internet of Things - do sweat the small stuff

Opinion
31 Oct, 2013
Jon Collins

The so-called Internet of Things could be with us today - if we want to do the easy things first

Integration challenge for Software AG

Opinion
22 Oct, 2013
Jon Collins

Software AG has been transforming itself - will its approach attract new customers?

Cloud society: hybrid cloud is dead; long live hybrid

Opinion
8 Oct, 2013
Jon Collins

It's a much-used term but are we finally getting sensible when we talk about hybrid cloud?

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Cloud society: is Brazil nuts to want to break up the Internet?

Opinion
26 Sep, 2013
Jon Collins

The PRISM revelations have driven Brazil to take steps towards a break-up of the Internet. Is this a wise move?

Cloud Society: With the Internet of Things, who's in charge?

Opinion
12 Sep, 2013
Jon Collins

There's been plenty of talk about the Internet of Things but it's not quite the brave new world for everyone

Cloud Society: Could Europe gain from the post-PRISM cloud landscape?

Opinion
13 Aug, 2013
Jon Collins

Is the PRISM saga an opportunity for some of the smaller players?

Hybrid cloud terminology does not help meet customer needs

Opinion
31 Jul, 2013
Jon Collins

Providers are keen to talk about hybrid clouds but there needs to be more accuracy about what's being discussed

Cloud Society: online porn - think of the parents, not the children

Opinion
23 Jul, 2013
Jon Collins

The government has a problem with porn - it doesn't like it. But that's no excuse for ill-thought-out solutions

Cloud Society: why aren't banks building IaaS clouds themselves?

Opinion
15 Jul, 2013
Jon Collins

Banks have historically been first-movers when it comes to IT, so why are they standing still when it comes to Iaas?

Data Protection Act - is it a silver bullet for cover-ups?

Opinion
21 Jun, 2013
Jon Collins

Virtual Cloudsviders have plenty to be concerned about - misuse of the Data Protection Act shouldn't be one of them

BBC’s digital media fiasco – would the cloud have been a safer bet?

Opinion
1 Jun, 2013
Jon Collins

The BBC has just thrown away £150m of our money: could cloud computing have prevented the waste?

Cloud Society: HANA – SAP’s bridge to the clouds?

Opinion
21 May, 2013
Jon Collins

SAP announced its HANA enterprise cloud this month. What does this mean for SAP users?

Seven ways to make the most of Cloud First

Opinion
10 May, 2013
Jon Collins

The Cloud First initiative could reap benefits for the public sector if organisations play it right

Cloud Society: Print publishing isn't dead - it's resting

Opinion
22 Apr, 2013
Jon Collins

The world of printed books was supposed to be killed by a combination of ebooks and tablets but it hasn't happened - but why?

Cloud Society: What happens to our online identities when we die?

Opinion
12 Apr, 2013
Jon Collins

A quirk of cloud computing is that it can retain aspects of our identity even our demise- we need a more effective way to deal with death

Cloud Society: Oh my God! We killed the Internet!

Opinion
4 Apr, 2013
Jon Collins

Attacks on the 'Net used to be the stuff of science fiction, they're now real - but has the threat been exaggerated?

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