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Business Issues, Cloud

Is cloud an IT or business decision?

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:30

Increasingly, the cloud is looking like more of business decision in the enterprise than one driven by IT.

Said one vendor executive in a story at about federal CIOs wanting more assurances in software license agreements: "I think it's imperative that the decision isn't just handed to the IT team. It can't just be an IT decision."


Technology, Services

Temporal Shift: The Forgotten Role of Time in Technology

Blog-post by John Grady, Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:52

The perception of time is not fixed. According to Medical Xpress, a new meta study from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz found that an individual's mental state can significantly impact their subjective judgment about the passage of time.

Tags: Technology

Technology, IT Infrastructure


We all find it extreme relaxing and enjoying to sit in restaurants, bars and clubs with our loved ones.

Blog-post by arun kumar, Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:31

Welcome to the world of Hospitality!!

We all find it extreme relaxing and enjoying to sit in restaurants, bars and clubs with our loved ones.

But do you know restaurants, bars and clubs need to be completely IT updated to serve you well and make you feel the utmost special. In pursuit of this, owners and managers of restaurants, bars and clubs often come across the following problems 

- Tracking Number of Customers they have served 

- Sales of Day or Week or Month

Technology, IT Infrastructure

Odoo/OpenERP- Open Source Business Application

What Is Odoo/OpenERP?

Blog-post by arun kumar, Mon, 04/13/2015 - 06:48

What Is Odoo/OpenERP?

Odoo/OpenERP is a web based Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. Odoo/OpenERP's main goal is to homogenize the Information System of the company by providing a comprehensive suite of business applications including Sales, Customer relationship Manager (CRM), Project Management, Warehouse Management, Manufacturing, Accounting and Human Resources.

Technology, IT Infrastructure

Making Infrastructure Moves that Matter

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:06

Ensuring that any infrastructure changes you make are the right changes is challenging – you have to keep budget, security, and agility topmost in mind. Following are some options that can be used separately or in any combination that works for your particular enterprise in the infrastructure planning process.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

Information Governance in the Federal Sector: The Needle Just Moved

Some Progress on the Federal Records Management Issue

Blog-post by Robert Smallwood, Sun, 04/12/2015 - 17:14

Last week in my post titled, "A Call to Arms: The Records Management Revolt of 2015," I cited the egregious rate at which records are being deleted in federal government agencies.

CIO Leadership, Cloud

A Call to Arms: The Records Management Revolt of 2015

Atrocious Federal Records Management Practices Demand Action

Blog-post by Robert Smallwood, Sun, 04/12/2015 - 17:09

Records managers as a lot are a serious sort. Logical, thoughtful, and methodical, yes, and mostly not very excitable. But the entire records management community should be incensed with the fact that federal email records are being destroyed at an alarming rate. At the State Department an Inspector General investigation found that 99.99% of their email communications were deleted in 2011! Only 61,000 of the 1 billion or more emails sent in 2011 were preserved.

Technology, Cloud

CRM: A new sensation for small business owners

Learn how the new-age CRMs have come up as the one-stop business management solution for the small businesses. Integrated with features related to sales, marketing, customer service and collaboration, using these CRMs enable the SMBs to take care of all the business activities from one source point.

Blog-post by Patricia Jones, Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:10

CRM is imperative to the growth and success of every business. It fosters the building of a more organized team, boosts the marketing efforts, brings visibility into the sales pipeline and creates more loyal customers.

Still the question that pops up often is:

Technology, Applications

Consumerization Of The Enterprise Application

Blog-post by Kaushal Shah, Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:32

Gone are the days when an application could get away with an interface designed to meet just the basic functional needs of its customers. Mobile apps and their usability have changed the way consumers expect technology to operate in their personal as well as professional lives leading to the consumerization of IT in the enterprise.  until a decade ago, it was the typical ‘large enterprise’ who  wanted  its enterprise software to have robust functionality giving little importance to the UX.

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, IT Performance, Services

How internal IT should charge for cloud services: The 4Ps of success, part two

The second of a three-part series looks at how to use planning as a way to lessen financial risk

Blog-post by Keith Macbeath,
HP Blogger
, Thu, 04/09/2015 - 20:14
Keith Macbeath

In my previous post, I explained my view of how internal IT should price its cloud services. Today I am going to look at planning, the second of the 4Ps of cloud finance. These are the issues you need to consider when determining how internal IT can recover the cost of its services from business units in ways that support the cloud goals of speed of execution, a variable cost model, and cost transparency:

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