First a shout out to both Steve Kaplan and Jeff Sussna for encouraging this post. This post is a continuation from the post Eight ways enterprise struggle with public cloud and delves into the reasons why public cloud can be 4x the cost of corporate data centers. Enterprises often look toward public cloud as… Continue reading Is public cloud more or less expensive than corporate data center options?
Over the past several years, the role of the Chief Information Office (CIO) has changed. If you are a CIO, do you know which type you most closely align with…or aspire to be? If you are working with a CIO, do you know the characteristics and why they are so important? The details are incredibly… Continue reading The difference between the Traditional CIO and the Transformational CIO
A recent post on changing the language of IT is getting quite a bit of attention among CIOs. Continuing the theme around changing the language and culture of IT, we shift gears to the mindset of projects and products. For decades, the IT mantra has been to complete projects on-time and under budget. While this… Continue reading Shifting the mindset from projects to products
Last week, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) held their annual US-based Discover conference in Las Vegas. HPE has seen quite a bit of change in the past year with the split of HP into HPE & HP Inc. They shut down their Helion Public Cloud offering and announced the divestiture of their Enterprise Services (ES) business… Continue reading HPE clarifies their new role in the enterprise
The Information Technology (IT) organization is going through a significant transformation. The transformation itself is not only disruptive, but confusing for many of the stakeholders including IT leadership, IT staff and those outside of the IT organization. Three years ago, I wrote about this in Transforming IT Requires a Three-Legged Race. The path through this… Continue reading Changing the language of IT: 3 things that start with the CIO
Companies are getting out of the data center business in droves. While much of this demand is headed toward colocation facilities, there is a growing movement to cloud-based providers. A company’s move to cloud is a journey that spans a number of different modes over a period of time. The workloads of a company do… Continue reading The opportunities for enterprise and SMB cloud open up
Several IT executives and CIOs (former and current) turned a Twitter conversation about the ‘platform economy’ into a candid conversation about the core issues facing IT. Is IT facing such a dire downward spiral? And if so, is it too late to course-correct? Why are these conversations important? IT executives learn from their peers, however,… Continue reading #CIOitk: Are IT organizations headed toward irrelevance?