DatacenterDynamics

How can hosting, colocation and cloud managed services providers position themselves to best enable digital enterprise transformation?   1.  For a while the idea of a hosting provider as a strategic partner seemed dead. Differentiated providers in co-lo had trouble retaining their margins, half the cloud market indexed Amazon’s rates, and the market seemed destined … Continued

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Migration to the Cloud

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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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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Infrastructure Optimization

Typically, the IT services buyer forecasts usage utilizing a number of factors at his/her disposal: Prior contracted capacity—that is, what was signed up for in the past. Forecasted business objectives, along with the inherited success criteria for objective completion, that will dictate IT demand—what will IT infrastructure needs look like over the upcoming quarters relative … Continued

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A Cynic Predicts IT and Media in 2011

A Cynic Predicts

(Prove me wrong or shut the heck up.) As pondered by Tony Greenberg and Alex Veytsel 1. Everything that’s old will be new again. Last year brought us the return of 3D from the 1950s, cloud (a.k.a. the new and improved mainframe), thin client (the dumb terminals for said mainframe), and iPad, the new and … Continued

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