Technology is hard. Change is hard. And business requirements are changing faster than ever. Yet, as IT professionals, we sit in the nexus of these three things. Our lives are sophisticated, complicated and mixed with a strange inertia that drives our current state. If you look at the anthropology of IT, one quickly identifies how…… Continue reading Throwing more people at the problem no longer works
Plenty of articles have already been written about the challenges facing enterprises with regards to the recent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even so, there are three key aspects that enterprises have not considered, let alone addressed. Before digging into these three aspects it is important to first set some context around GDPR. BACKGROUND In…… Continue reading Three ways GDPR will continue to present a major risk to enterprises and humanity
2017 has officially come to a close and 2018 has already started with a bang. As I look forward to what 2018 brings, the list is incredibly long and detailed. The genres of topics are equally long and cover people, process, technology, culture, business, social, economic and geopolitical boundaries…just to name a few. Here are…… Continue reading Three key changes to look for in 2018
If you are an executive (CIO, CISO, CEO) or board member, cybersecurity is top of mind. One of the top comments I often hear is: “I don’t want our company (to be) on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.” Ostensibly, the comments are in the context of a breach. Yet, many gaps still…… Continue reading 3 ways enterprises can reduce their cybersecurity risk profile
Cloud computing still presents the single biggest opportunity for enterprise companies today. Even though cloud-based solutions have been around for more than 10 years now, the concepts related to cloud continue to confuse many. Of late, it seems that Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud are the latest concepts creating confusion. To make matters worse, a number…… Continue reading The difference between Hybrid and Multi-Cloud for the Enterprise
One challenge for many IT organizations is that of credibility. In a recent post, I discussed the importance of credibility and the network effect in IT. What is credibility? According to Merriam-Webster, credibility is ‘the quality or power of inspiring belief or (the) capacity for belief.’ The question every IT professional, whether the CIO…… Continue reading IT has a serious credibility problem and does not realize it
We often hear of enterprises that move applications from their corporate data center to public cloud. This may come in the form of lift and shift. But then something happens that causes the enterprise to move it out of public cloud. This yo-yo effect and the related consequences create ongoing challenges that contribute to several…… Continue reading Why are enterprises moving away from public cloud?