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 eighth
annual investigation into OSS trends. The latest market study findings point
toward the increased role that OSS solutions have in today's enterprises.
"Open source is enjoying a proliferation that starts with a growing number of
new developers at the grass roots. Many then go on to join... (more)
We’re nearing the end of 2014 and most smart CEOs already know their IT
transformation game plan for 2015 – more digital differentiation woven into
the fabric of their essential operations. Every enterprise is now a digital
business, regardless of the industry. That’s why digital service innovators
are in such high demand. Meanwhile, many of the more traditional IT
process-oriented jobs will diminish in importance.
Are you evolving your IT support team’s roles and responsibilities, as a
result these key trends? Forward-thinking CIOs and IT managers have already
embraced business ... (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
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)
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... (more)