Cloud Migration Strategy

Call it app modernization as-a-service. For many enterprises it is their “last mile” to the cloud: How to assess and measure the business impact of migrating legacy, e.g., non-virtualized, distributed applications to one or more cloud deployment options. In a previous post, Bulletproof Your Core App Migration to the Cloud: An Essential Readiness Checklist, I presented a checklist … Continued

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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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