Charlie Burns

Charlie Burns is a Vice President for Saugatuck Technology, focusing on enterprise software, business/IT services, and IT systems technologies and management. With over 35 years of experience in the Information Technology arena, Charlie is an established expert in IT product and marketing management, and in IT user issues and requirements.

Recent Stories From this Author

ISV to Cloud Transitions: The Saga Continues
October 6, 2014 Tibco, a provider of middleware/infrastructure and business intelligence software, agreed to be bought by Vista Equity...

Cloud Pricing – A Race to the Bottom or More Than Meets the Eye?
April 14, 2014 A look at the underlying implications of price reductions

3 Reasons to Leave Your Cloud Provider
April 2, 2014 When evaluating a relationship with a Cloud provider is to focus on whether (and, how well) the Cloud provider is fulfilling...

Coming Soon to an Infrastructure Near You: Workload-Optimized Offerings
January 15, 2014 We are on the cusp of a significant shift in business application usages

Looking Forward to 2014
January 3, 2014 Saugatuck identifies three key areas which will influence enterprise IT directions and shape the IT market in 2014

A Year in Review: Looking Back at 2013
December 30, 2013 A look back at some of the most significant trends of 2013 – with an eye toward those that will have important long-term impacts

Cloud and The Mobility Multiplier
December 23, 2013 The Mobility Multiplier will have a substantial amplifying influence on the amount and types of workloads moved to cloud-based...

IBM's Strategy and Direction: Analyst View
November 22, 2013 Saugatuck participated in IBM Software Group‘s annual analyst event. Key takeaways from the two days of group meetings and...

Cloudy Forecast: Broader Usage Will Require New Capabilities
October 25, 2013 Saugatuck’s insights into the more pervasive use of Cloud-based offerings and infrastructure, and functional capabilities that...

Cloud Concerns: Survey Reveals Some Counter-Intuitive Results
August 2, 2013 Saugatuck’s 2013 Cloud Survey found significant variations in the top concerns that business and IT executives had with...

The Cloud Computing Business Bounty
November 21, 2012 Among many personal things to be thankful in wake of superstorm Sandy, grateful for evolving for enterprise IT

Can Open Cloud Handle Real Workloads?
October 22, 2012 Cloud-oriented open source groups miss core enterprise needs on migration, utilization

Teaching an Old Mainframe New Tricks
August 30, 2012 IBM EC12 illustrates Big Blue’s ongoing cloud strategy

Changes from Cloud-based Data Integration
February 10, 2012 Cloud computing is enabling much more enterprise data use and management improvement, especially through integration of...

Cloud IT Failures Emphasize Need for Expectation Management
August 10, 2011 I am surprised to see that conventional wisdom among users appears to have become that Cloud-based services are somehow...

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