“Crossing the chasms” – Yes, there are more than one

The classical “crossing the chasm” model ignores critical challenges in the product life cycle. There are more than one chasms you need to cross on your way to success.

Since Geoffrey Moore introduced the concept of the Chasm for marketing and selling high-tech products in 1991, the conversation was mostly focused on moving from Early Adopters to Mainstream customers, and building strategies that will enable that success. The planning was aimed to take a fully developed, market-ready product to the market, and winning various market segments and customer types while building the organization to growth. Not surprisingly, the sub-title of Moore’s book is: “Marketing and selling disruptive products to mainstream customers”. He focused his book on the marketing and selling of completed products and not on the development of those products.  This was illustrated in the well-known chasm drawing that presented the chasm between the early adopters and the mainstream customers.  Continue reading ““Crossing the chasms” – Yes, there are more than one”

Multi-Cloud or Cross-Cloud Strategy? Which one do you really need? – Part 2

Implementing multi-cloud or cross-cloud strategy requires proper planning and using the right tools and environments to make it viable. It won’t happen by itself.

In Part 1 we compared multi-cloud with cross-cloud strategies and have identified the reasons to use each of them, with the complexities they introduce. In order to properly enable seamless operation between the clouds, multiple technologies and architectures can be used. Continue reading “Multi-Cloud or Cross-Cloud Strategy? Which one do you really need? – Part 2”

Multi-Cloud or Cross-Cloud Strategy? Which one do you really need? – Part 1

Many people confuse multi-cloud with cross-cloud strategy. Make sure you know what you ask for, and why.

One of the hottest topics in IT is multi-cloud strategy. It seems like only yesterday people had to be convinced that a public cloud could be a viable alternative to run production workloads, and now organizations are looking into using even more than one clouds. According to Enterprise Strategy Group, over 81% of organizations are using more than two cloud providers or more, and this trend does not seem to slow down. So if you are using a public cloud, should you also adopt a multi-cloud strategy? Maybe you should even have a cross-cloud strategy? And what is the difference between those two? Continue reading “Multi-Cloud or Cross-Cloud Strategy? Which one do you really need? – Part 1”