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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 total economic impact of moving their core applications to the cloud. Assessing and selecting the right cloud migration path, transition approach, operating model, … Continued

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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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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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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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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 vendors 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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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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You want to migrate legacy applications to the cloud, right? To meet the needs of your enterprise, it’s become an imperative. It might sound simple, but you’ve discovered it’s not.  Let’s take a look at the keys you need to consider before you pull the trigger. If only application migration was as simple as application … Continued

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Though it’s well understood you can’t manage what you don’t measure, the vast majority of enterprises don’t track the energy efficiency of their IT operations. Firms spend tens of millions of dollars on data centers and energy usage, but seldom explore meaningful ways to manage this energy spend. It gets shrugged off as “the cost … Continued

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In the IT department of a large enterprise, change is a constant. Across the entire infrastructure spectrum, constant changes in hosting, networks, telecom, content delivery and support services give your enterprise an opportunity to seize competitive advantages. However, keeping pace can be arduous. You can’t be trapped in no-bid, 10-year, full-IT outsource contracts with evergreen … Continued

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