Note: Over the next two weeks, we’ll be posting one blog per day from our top 10 “greatest hits” from Thoughts on Cloud since we launched in September. This post was originally published on Nov. 7.
Note: Over the next two weeks, we'll be posting one blog per day from our top 10 "greatest hits" from Thoughts on Cloud since we launched in September. This post was originally published on Nov. 8.
There are various ways to save money when assuming a cloud computing strategy. Sometimes it is difficult to see these savings from the start, because people tend to think that there is a need to get into an up-front investment, which won’t provide a return on investment (ROI) in a clear way.
Part 3 of the three-part blog series defines IBM Tivoli Service Automation Manager and Tivoli Directory Server user roles, provides an example of the cloud provisioning process and a list of sample exercises the user can do to test the implementation, and shows you some general hints and tips we learned in implementing the project.
Neil Weightman interviewed John Easton recently. The discussion concentrated on the future of IT departments, how organizations need to change to embrace cloud, the legacy of grid computing, and how customers are currently engaging with cloud.
IT service management (ITSM) projects could be long and painful, so hey, why don't we move everything to the cloud and forget about ITIL? Well, it ain't that easy. After all the initial hype, and even when there might be some confusion around it, seems cloud computing is here, not only to stay, but to change some of the game rules.
Three years ago, when everybody started talking about cloud computing, every application and system seemed to be a good candidate to be migrated to the cloud. It was a time when few really understood the implications of migrating business applications and data to the cloud… or maybe the hype of cloud computing eclipsed any possible drawback.
What are the requirements for a cloud provider to become successful, to manage effectively client expectation, ensure the required service level agreement, and at the same time manage a cloud environment?
Some months ago I was invited to a round-table conference organized by a French IT magazine “01 Informatique.” During the cocktail hour, a customer asked me the following question: Can you explain why working with IBM rather than any other provider is beneficial?