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#CIOitk: Is IT still relevant? The conversation is heating up!

The subject of IT relevance is a hotly contested subject. According to Forrester, 41% of business decision-makers believe that IT is an impediment to accelerating business success. In a recent Twitter chat, the participants addressed their thoughts on the relevance and value of IT. Disconnects, disruption and shadow IT were on the minds of participants.… Continue reading #CIOitk: Is IT still relevant? The conversation is heating up!

Business · CIO

Outages happen. How prepared are you for the next one?

Significant outages hit several major firms today including United Airlines, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Wall Street Journal. And that was just this morning alone. While many suggest a correlation between the three, I will leave that to the experts. The point is, outages happen. How prepared you are and how you respond… Continue reading Outages happen. How prepared are you for the next one?

Business · CIO · Cloud · Data

Are the big 5 enterprise IT providers making a comeback?

Not long ago, many would have written off the likes of the big five large enterprise IT firms as slow, lethargic, expensive and out of touch. Who are the big five? IBM (NYSE: IBM), HP (NYSE: HPQ), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO). Specifically, they are companies that provide traditional enterprise… Continue reading Are the big 5 enterprise IT providers making a comeback?

Cloud

Containers in the Enterprise

Containers are all the rage right now, but are they ready for enterprise consumption? It depends on whom you ask, but here’s my take. Enterprises should absolutely be considering container architectures as part of their strategy…but there are some considerations before heading down the path. Container conferences Talking with attendees at Docker’s DockerCon conference and… Continue reading Containers in the Enterprise

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What to watch for at HP Discover this week

This week marks HP’s annual Discover conference in Las Vegas. HP has come a long way in the past couple of years and this year should prove interesting in a number of ways. Here is a list of items to watch in the coming couple of days: Announcements: There are a couple of significant announcements… Continue reading What to watch for at HP Discover this week

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Time’s up! Changing core IT principles

There is a theme gaining ground within IT organizations. In truth, there are a number of examples that support a common theme coming up for IT organizations. And this very theme will change the way solutions are built, configured, sold and used. Even the ecosystems and ancillary services will change. It also changes how we… Continue reading Time’s up! Changing core IT principles

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Will the real change agent please stand up?

For twenty years, IT pitched itself as the ‘change agent’ in the company. More specifically, IT was positioning itself as the provocateur to bring increased value to the company, lines of business through the use of technology. But is IT really the change agent? And should IT be the change agent? The short answer for… Continue reading Will the real change agent please stand up?