Senior executives at large multinational enterprises are already demanding
that their CIO has a plan in place to ensure that they can effectively
procure public and private cloud services for their organization. In smaller
companies, some IT managers are now expected to acquire the knowledge and
skills to perform a similar role.
Are they prepared? To find out, let's review a current IT resource
According to the findings from a recent market study by International Data
Corporation (IDC), European IT departments still need to make significant
improvements before they have fully embraced cloud architectures and
transformed themselves into hybrid cloud service providers.
When asked to evaluate their current readiness to execute on their cloud
service brokering strategy -- where they become a trusted internal advisers
to their Line of Business leaders -- Europe... (more)
Here's the challenge. Your CEO won't accept anything less than a world-class
IT infrastructure that meets the expectations of his most informed
Line-of-Business leaders. If you're the CIO and you don't want to rely upon
public cloud service providers, then are you ready to deliver the caliber of
IT services that they can provision?
Take a moment. Consider the implications. Ponder the impact of your actions.
All the leading public cloud services providers routinely design and assemble
their own data center infrastructure components, due to their extreme needs
for scale and cost cont... (more)
So far, 2014 has turned into a banner year for CIOs that have invested the
time and effort to plan for hybrid cloud services, while building strong
strategic relationships with their Line of Business leadership. Their
approved capital investment budget spend is on-track and operational expenses
are contained, as planned.
Savvy senior executives across the globe continue to make selective
investments in new business technology. In fact, there could be a moderate IT
infrastructure spend over the next 12-18 months, which will likely increase
the demand for open source software and ... (more)
What if you could deploy a new IT service shortly after you defined the
requirements? And, just imagine the bliss, if your IT spend could directly
translate into a competitive advantage. Predicting the ROI would be
relatively easy. You would be the envy of your peer group.
Unfortunately, as most senior executives already know, it's never that
Typically, you perform the technology assessment due diligence up-front, you
place your bets based upon the most compelling guidance, and then you closely
monitor the results. It's an iterative process, where confidence builds over ... (more)
If you're an executive that's concerned about the high-cost of proprietary
software, you're not alone. If your IT team pushes back whenever Line of
Business leaders ask them for feature enhancements that goes beyond the
limits of the commercial software packages they've licensed, then you already
know that frustration.
Are you wondering if there's an alternative to this legacy business
technology scenario? Consider Open Source Software (OSS) and follow in the
footsteps of the previously enlightened.
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