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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure

IT infrastructure discussion starts with the hybrid cloud

Looking up, one builds on the other.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:15

In the world of enterprise technology, there's a lot of overlapping or should I say connective terms.

Two terms where the circles deeply intersect are hybrid cloud and IT infrastructure. They both overlap and connect.


CIO Leadership, Technology, IT Infrastructure

Digital transformation and its effect on IT infrastructure

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:02

If you’re in the IT world, you’re well aware that the need for digital transformation is vital and will only continue.

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Business Issues, IT Performance

How do CIOs tie projects to the bottom line?

This is the #CIOchat topic for this week. Dare I say IT projects?

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:52

There's probably no well-established playbook about how CIOs directly link technology projects and to the bottom line. For sure, it's not always possible.

But in today's business driven world, so-called IT projects tend are or should be driven by business initiatives. As a CIO once said, "there are no IT projects. There's just business projects of which IT is a part."

In other words, the discussion to adopt new technology does not begin with IT's role. Rather a business need must be established first. Technology is subservient to that need.  

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

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

The last of a three-part series examines what’s driving IT leaders to ask how to charge for cloud services—and looks at participation and processes: what services to offer and how to control them financially

Blog-post by Keith Macbeath,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 04/21/2015 - 17:01
Keith Macbeath

In my two previous posts in this series, I explained the pricing and planning aspects to keep in mind when determining how internal IT should charge for cloud services.

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Technology, IT Infrastructure, SDx

Exceed customer SLAs with SDN

Software Defined Network (SDN)

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush,
HP Blogger
, Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:36

In my youth, tuning the carburetors once a week and adjusting the distributor was routine maintenance on my 1964 Mini Cooper S. It would take a few minutes on a Saturday morning, and the car would run great for the entire week.  As I grew older, tuning the 1964 Mini Cooper every week became less of a joy and more of a burden. I did not want to risk myself or my family being stranded by an old car. As a result, in 2015, some 35 years later, we still love driving the 1964 Mini, although if we have to drive a distance, the 2011 Mini is always used.

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CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure, IT Performance

Clothing designer CIO to talk digital value

CIO Live webcast features Chico FAS CIO Eric Singleton

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:50

Curious about the buzz around third party platforms and the notion of driving digital value?

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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 CIO.com 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."

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Three steps to help new CIOs take flight

“Have the courage to go and do what you believe. Most people can see things, but they don’t have the courage to go do it and try something." –Walter Robb

Blog-post by Joel Dobbs, , Tue, 04/14/2015 - 16:33

Starting a new job is always an exciting and stressful experience.  You are excited about the potential opportunities and your employer likely has high expectations of you. A large percentage of new CIOs have been recruited or promoted into the job because of some problem or perceived failure on the part of their predecessor. For this reason, getting off to a flying start is critical to your long-term success.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance

The Value of Data Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS)

Data Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS) represents a new approach to integration and data management to harness the value of data assets.

Blog-post by Gabriel Lowy, Tue, 04/07/2015 - 13:27

Data Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS) represents a new approach to efficiently blend people, processes and technologies.  A customizable dPaaS with unified integration and data management enables organizations to harness the value of their data assets to improve decision outcomes and operating performance.

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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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