If you had any doubts as to whether the enterprise is embracing public cloud, a report out by Cisco earlier this year provides clarity that the enterprise is embracing the public cloud and the applications running on them. In Cisco’s most recent market analysis of the cloud industry, they claim that within three years, more than three-fourths of all data center traffic, 83 percent, will be based in the cloud.
The concept of data gravity has been around for several years. Dave McCrory first wrote about the idea several years ago and currently maintains a phenomenal blog called Data Gravity where he goes into detail to describe the concept. It is a great read and well worth your time if you are interested in data and data science concepts.
Early in my career, I learned a valuable lesson about many of the dynamics involved with leading and motivating individuals that are part of a team. I was in a leadership role and managed a team of nine team members who were all consultants for an IT consulting firm. These individuals were spread out across the US and stayed consistently busy and fully utilized which is always a good thing in a consulting organization.