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 use cases and just-in-time IT workload
creation requires speedy access to a managed self-serve DevOps deployment
That’s why comprehensive management and provisioning tools -- such as Red
Hat CloudForms -- have become essential platforms. Besides, given the
pervasive trends in the mark... (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)
During the course of the last twelve months the OpenStack community has
advanced as more users of the leading open-source cloud technology have been
reporting their progress -- with the help of their partners -- towards making
a meaningful impact on their business goals and objectives.
We've also learned how these progressive technology users are pioneering
changes in their own organizations -- enabling them to become more
competitive in the Global Networked Economy.
The OpenStack Summit 2014 opened with a keynote on the first day of the
conference featuring lessons learned from ... (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)
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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