The answer to how much CIOs should focus on IT services was a rich discussion with is no black and white answer. It's a classic "it depends" question. IT services was the topic of our weekly Twitter chat yesterday.
Our #CIOchat on Thursday Oct. 9 focuses on the impact of cognitive computing on CIOs. What is cognitive computing, you ask?
Well, that's exactly what our intrepid crew of chatsters will be exploring. Meanwhile, click here for a complex answer to a question that can be simply answered cognitive systems are ones that think like humans. The questions were submiited by HP Fellow and ECF blogger Charlie Bess.
A lot has been written about turning IT into a strategic asset. One particularly interesting article about it is based on interviews with the outgoing and incoming CIOs at Accenture. In HuffPo no less...
Agility, standardization, collaboration, open culture, understanding the business, all businesses are digital, and partnerships are the key maxims.
Infrastructure teams tend to think shorter term and as a consequence are often ill-suited to lead cloud migrations. How do I know? I've had contact with three customers recently where the marching orders were to move quickly and invest as little as possible in the migration. The goal was to reduce costs move by shuttering data centers and manage multiple suppliers.
Imagine having thousands of applications to put into the cloud. What are the steps to taking on such a massive project? Well, this is what I told a customer who informed me that he had five thousand apps to migrate into the cloud. I suggested a six step approach.
1) Understand the vision, establish the priorities
I don't agree with David Linthicum's post in InfoWorld that contends the IaaS and PaaS markets will no longer support smaller providers. He also argues that the little guys will have to exit those markets and find something else to do.
While getting into the cloud fast can seem attractive, a deliberate step-by-step approach is the wisest course. Rushing to the cloud without considering all its implications is not a good idea. So here are five steps to consider as you evaluate cloud options.
Companies are adopting the cloud as they realize more and more benefits. Few jump in whole hog based on the cloud hype and there's been plenty of that. Still, as the cloud becomes more mainstream, new terms crop up.