information-technology

What Austin Powers taught me about IT Integration

(This post is part of a series on IT integration. Read the first article on the urgent need for hybrid integration) Remember when Austin Powers was defrosted back in 1997? He was a man caught between eras — living life in the style of the swinging 60’s but caught in a world that had changed. […]

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Early movers become market leaders using hybrid cloud solutions

Regardless of what industry you work in, we are all consumers in the digital economy. This economy has all of us demanding more—services that are faster, personalized, accurate, available, and more connected than ever before. Enterprises are innovating to meet these demands by leveraging core systems that enable the integration of new technologies across the […]

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Can cloud bridge the gap between lines of business and IT?

Over the course of our lengthy careers in information technology (IT) and sales, it has taken many years for us to understand a simple but pervasive fact: in many companies, people from the lines of business (LOB) and people from the IT department don’t really understand each other. In some cases, they behave as if they belonged to different companies.

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Managed cloud vs. unmanaged cloud infrastructure

Cloud computing has radically changed the way information technology (IT) works, enabling a smarter business and a new infrastructure delivery model. Organizations willing to run their resources on the cloud will eventually have to decide whether they want to use a managed or unmanaged infrastructure as a service (IaaS) delivery model. Each company’s choice depends on […]

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CIO 2.x: Champion for SaaS, advocate for business

The shift to cloud and SaaS presents exciting opportunities for the CIO to shape corporate strategy.

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Service management in a cloud computing era

Usually the business and operational teams do not have a clear and accurate view of their IT assets. This is where service management comes in.

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Democratization of IT (macro trend 3 of 3)

If you search the internet for democratization you will find different interpretations, especially when in relation to cloud computing.

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Alleviating IT headaches for small and midsize businesses

54 percent of SMBs claimed that their IT difficulties actually increased over the past 3 years.

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IT Outsourcing 3.0?

I had what I thought was a eureka moment – cloud from my perspective is part of the evolution of IT outsourcing.

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