strategy

A thoughtful integration strategy to soothe cloud growing pains

If you’re in the business of technology or in the technology of business, words such as “cloud” and “big data” can feel like this century’s biggest industry buzz terms thanks to the cost saving and tech-intensive advantages they provide. While cloud applications promise flexibility and lower cost, data integration is a common hurdle. To describe […]

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Hybrid cloud is about choice

Demands on IT architects are high. Among their myriad responsibilities, they’re called upon to align IT strategy with changing operational and regulatory requirements, respond to changes in a timely manner and secure and consolidate traditional IT systems with new applications to reduce costs. They’re also faced with the task of creating architectural solutions that drive […]

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Collaborating in the cloud and the networked enterprise

As business becomes more social, collaborative and technology driven, execs are turning to SaaS solutions.

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Cloud strategy: Power of the people

We're taking cloud strategy beyond the technology, and stressing the importance of skills.

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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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Attention CxOs: What’s your cloud adoption strategy?

“Cloud” is one of the 2011 top technology priorities. Its self-service, rapid scaling, and “pay-as-you-go” characteristics appeal to a wide audience of business and technology executives. When deciding where to run your applications – public, private, hybrid, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS) cloud deployment models expand the choices available to you.

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ITIL and cloud series: Cloud for strategy and strategy for cloud

With this and the next blog I would like to stimulate your thinking around the cloud service strategy and cloud service design phases, and also describe some of the experiences we've had and methodology that we normally use with clients.

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