CIO · Cloud

3 ways enterprises can reduce their cybersecurity risk profile

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

CIO · Cloud

The difference between Hybrid and Multi-Cloud for the Enterprise

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

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IT has a serious credibility problem and does not realize it

  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

CIO · Cloud · Data

Why are enterprises moving away from public cloud?

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?

Business · CIO

Understanding the Network Effect in IT

When discussing the combination of Information Technology (IT) & network, one quickly runs to thinking about cabling, connectors, switches, hubs and routers. However, there is another type of network that has nothing to do with technology yet directly impacts the effectiveness of an IT organization. This type of network involves people, empathy, credibility and humility.… Continue reading Understanding the Network Effect in IT

Business · CIO · Cloud

IBM Interconnect expectations, a CIOs perspective

This week is IBM’s annual cloud conference in Las Vegas. Quite a bit has changed in the past year for IBM and at this year’s IBM Interconnect there are a few things I’m looking for. Each of them centers in the mainstream of enterprise demand. Here’s the quick rundown: IBM CLOUD CURRENT STATE AND DIRECTION… Continue reading IBM Interconnect expectations, a CIOs perspective

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Google Next Expectations, A CIO’s Perspective

This week is Google’s Next conference in San Francisco and all eyes are on Google to gain insights to their direction, activities and plans around cloud. That being said, there are a few specific things I am looking for here at Next. POSITIONING IN THE CLOUD As a public cloud provider, Google faces stiff competition… Continue reading Google Next Expectations, A CIO’s Perspective