Earlier in the year, Gartner forecast that by year-end 2016, more than 50
percent of global companies will have stored customer-sensitive data in a
public cloud platform. These services can scale very quickly, which has made
them very popular for applications that have a requirement for flexibility.
Cloud storage offers organizations significant cost and agility benefits, but
can pose some security, privacy, accessibility and performance challenges.
Therefore, a big part of selecting a best-fit cloud storage provider is
investing the time to perform the research to fully understand its
Furthermore, most industry analyst prior market studies have uncovered that
Line of Business leaders are most likely to procure public cloud service
offerings for their organizations.
However, survey participants at two recent business technology events on the
East Coast w... (more)
Senior executives at progressive companies have been on a mission -- they're
raising the bar of expectations for leaders of their significant investment
in business technologies. Providing reliable access to IT resources and
reporting on system up-time objectives are unlikely to gain recognition or
rewards from the savvy CEO. They now require a direct impact on
business-related goals and anticipated outcomes -- with no excuses.
Granted, many CIOs and IT managers have made progress in their efforts to
better align their IT operations with their Line of Business leader's ongoing
May 22, 2014
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.
North Bridge Venture Partners recently announced the results of the e... (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)
Strategic Leadership in the Digital Business Economy
Most forward-looking CEOs have already made their move to prepare for the
future that they foresee – where business technology is a key deciding
factor for them to attain ongoing commercial prosperity. This new
digital-propelled environment will profoundly change business processes,
along with the need for accelerated tech-savvy human capital development
across all industries.
Those leaders that catch the next wave of Internet-driven market development
will reap the rewards of the expanding Global Networked Economy. They’ll