Cloud Migration Strategy

Cloud Migration Strategy: SPY INDEX 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 … Continued

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Migration to the Cloud

Cloud Migrations 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 migrations path, transition … Continued

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Technology Business Management

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 … Continued

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IT budget optimization

IT budget optimization 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 2016 and accelerate funding of … Continued

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Infrastructure Sourcing

CIOs constantly wrestle with five common infrastructure sourcing problems and finding the solutions is no easy task. IT Infrastructure Sourcing. This is complex stuff. It’s difficult to find and decipher the most meaningful data and transform it into useful data. In a mission to assemble real-world transaction data, we’ve created a proprietary data repository that … Continued

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Infrastructure Optimization

IT Capacity 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 … Continued

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A Cynic Predicts IT and Media in 2011

A Cynic Predicts

A Cynic Predicts IT and Media in 2011 (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 … Continued

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eBay’s DSE

IT services transparency SANTA MONICA, Calif.─Nov.  16, 2010─ Because Fortune 1000 and Internet firms often spend millions of dollars on top-rated premium technology and telecommunications services only to find them failing and derailing success, RampRate announced today its Deal Acceleration and Transparency Engine (DATE), which cuts cost, time, and risk from the buying process. “This new … Continued

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