For the first time, corporate IT is facing real competition. Business users are deploying increasingly sophisticated SaaS applications on their own. Developers continue to look first to public cloud IaaS and PaaS platforms for new application development, reducing the need for internal infrastructure. With every new 3rd party cloud service, more IT budget dollars go […]
Transformation is not a new concept, and has been around a long time before cloud and big data. It has always been a pretty nebulous term, but generally has referred to the fundamental reinvention or redesign of a business or function. From an enterprise-wide perspective this typically has meant redefining everything from target markets, products and […]
In the last several months, interest in the concept of cloud brokerage has been growing and was recently punctuated by Accenture’s announced intention to be the IT industry “cloud broker” as part of a larger $400 million cloud R&D investment. While the concept of a cloud brokerage has been around awhile, enterprise adoption is finally catching […]
The conventional thinking about business-led adoption of cloud services in the enterprise goes something like this: Frustrated by a non-responsive IT organization, business users become attracted to the innovation, speed, and flexibility offered by cloud vendors and solutions Fearing loss of control, corporate IT puts the brakes on deployments and projects of which they become […]
Saving money is nothing compared to beating your competitors to market with a better product. This is the revelation that’s rapidly taking hold in the enterprise CIO’s office. Until very recently, most enterprise IT leaders would tell you that their primary goal in moving to cloud computing was related to cost reduction, primarily through server […]
In the old days, the CIO was responsible for delivering IT infrastructure to increase worker productivity. Increasingly, IT is part of the products we buy, in effect, becoming a new raw material for the business. And this requires a different kind of CIO leading radical IT transformation initiatives.