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)
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)
Public cloud service adoption is already a mainstream phenomenon in most
organizations. Meanwhile, many large enterprises see a private cloud in their
future. But choosing whether to invest in building an internal cloud
infrastructure or buy from a cloud service provider will become more
challenging – in anticipation, savvy IT leaders are becoming brokers of
dynamic business technology solutions.
Hybrid cloud resource management and progressive operational process adoption
are the key focal points in preparation for this transition. Moreover, Line
of Business demand for emerging ... (more)
It's a given, this year more CIOs will shift their focus from selective IT
efficiency to overall IT effectiveness. In 2014 and beyond, enterprise IT
leadership will be judged on their ability to meet the demands of tech-savvy
Line of Business users.
This is the type of meaningful progress that CEOs have been anticipating. But
that organizational realignment won't always translate into higher budgets.
According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC),
worldwide IT spending will increase by just 4.1 percent in constant currency
this year -- ... (more)
Some people are never satisfied. These fearless agents of change are
everywhere. They're informed, confident and willing to experiment. They seek
out the best business technology solution for the job at hand. They act on
instinct. Yes, you could say that they're driven.
However, they're also at risk of being labeled as "rogue employees" because
they ordered a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering and perhaps expensed it
without prior approval. Sometimes they're the champion of progressive
projects that are referred to as Shadow IT -- intentionally bypassing their
company's formal... (more)