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Reposted from 1996 Why online gaming will be the biggest casualty if ISPs prioritize packets Synopsis The debate over net neutrality1 has often focused on video as the dominant medium that made the prioritization of packets either crucial or harmful. However, video is not the offering that will suffer the most if net neutrality becomes … Continued

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A Familiar Tale I recently heard a familiar tale from the CIO of a Fortune company: “We don’t have a repeatable or accurate cost allocation model that can be used to reflect the true cost of compute services consumption back to our lines of business.  Quantifying a workload’s owner / size / scope and forecasting … Continued

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Core App Migration

There is often a great deal of friction in the process of enterprise cloud adoption. For example, business decision-makers often suffer from confusion over key questions about the true cost, risk, and the total economic impact of moving their core applications to the cloud. Assessing and selecting the right cloud migration path, transition approach, operating … Continued

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IT Security

Will IT departments ever have a chance to spend the money they want on initiatives they consider top priority? The struggle to spend versus save has often been a two-sided war (and it makes sense in a process of checks and balances).  However, CFOs have traditionally understood allocating budgetary resources for IT to spend on … Continued

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Technology Business Management

To our friends at the TBM conference: This question may sound nuts.  When it comes to using software to manage costs, is IT the enterprise’s least equipped department? While I’m paraphrasing, this is indeed the point of view of a white paper by the leading technology business management (TBM) solutions provider, Apptio. In a white paper … Continued

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IT infrastructure sourcing

YOUR IT SOURCING ADVISORY DOESN’T MEAN TO BE WASTING YOUR MONEY Big data is, er, big. I mean, the term itself seems to elbow its way into every conversation about every type of decision-making process. And this is a good thing. But let’s be real about something. The quality of the decisions you make won’t … Continued

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Data Center Industry

  Over the last 2 years, on like-for-like data center deals with the same provider and renewals without growth, we’ve frequently seen price cuts of 8%-25% depending on location and buyer leverage.  Zahl Limbuwala, recently stirred the pot in his Open Letter to Data Center Investors. To sum it up very briefly, he sees deep … Continued

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HyperSourcing Toolsets

You’ve armed yourself with the latest IT “power tools”:  ITSM, e.g., ServiceNow, ITBM, e.g., Apptio, and are starting to get real traction.  Better business user satisfaction, better cost transparency. All good. So what’s the next act? How can you harness these great tools to ring the cash register in 2015 and accelerate funding of your innovation … Continued

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know-yourself

It isn’t news to say that purchasing outsourced IT services can be complex. Oftentimes, enterprises can get tied up in knots while trying to create context and understanding around the many different approaches, platforms and suppliers that are available to them. However, it’s also important to realize that much of that complexity is birthed within … Continued

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