Business · Cloud · Data

Salesforce bridges the customer engagement gap for growth at Dreamforce

Last week was Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco with a whopping 170,000+ attendees. Even so, what were the key takeaways? Today, many enterprises are either Salesforce customers and follow the space closely as it pertains to a key element for executive teams today: Customer engagement. One of the top issues that executive teams and… Continue reading Salesforce bridges the customer engagement gap for growth at Dreamforce

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

Business · Cloud

One theory on Amazon interest in a second headquarters

Amazon announced that they are in search of a location for their second headquarters. The new headquarters facility is expected to create 50,000 jobs and bidders are welcome to submit their proposals to woo the Amazon opportunity. While that, in itself, sounds great, there may be more in the works than just a new headquarters.… Continue reading One theory on Amazon interest in a second headquarters

Cloud

Kicking off Cloud Field Day 2

Tomorrow kicks off Cloud Field Day 2 (#CFD2) here in the San Francisco Bay Area and thankful for the invitation to take part. CFD2 brings together an interesting mix of vendors and cloud solutions over the next three days. Here is the rundown of who is participating: Accelerite (@Accelerite) | https://accelerite.com Gigamon (@Gigamon) | http://www.gigamon.com… Continue reading Kicking off Cloud Field Day 2

CIO

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?