Hi, Christian, thanks for sharing, service transparency is the quality the cloud vendors should deliver, especially now the whole cloud eco-system is growing bigger and more complex, it's also part of GRC strategy the IT and vendors should work on the same page for the more trusted partner relationship, thanks
This is good look at the fear of not recouping the up front capital expense of a cloud initiative. And it addresses fears about operating expenses, too. How much do those give you pause about launching a cloud project?
Enterprise CIO Week in Review, Nov. 14-18. Community manager John Dodge runs down the top stories: SAP replacing shadow clouds with its own internal cloud, U.S. innovation on the wane, Canadian Pacific CIO Heather Campbell speaks out and the CIO of the future...
I have previously discussed cloud migrations, mostly from the perspective Infrastructure as a Service(IAAS) for mid to large size companies but what if you have have a very specific need for a migration that is not IAAS such as migrating to an outsourced exchange provider?
The trend of most SMB’s are migrating away from their own exchange server but surprisingly it is not uncommon now for even large companies with thousands of employees who for years have been managing their own exchange server within their facility and staff to move towards this model.
A survey of 1,200 CEOs by Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Wall Street Journal suggests that the U.S. is slipping as an innovation destination. Can CIOs help bolster the nation's innovation reputation in the world? Or has the U.S.S. Innovation sailed? The report says innovation in the U.S. during the past decade has stagnated.
Crowdsourcing revealed you can get people to engage in almost anything if you make a 'game' out of it, including mundane tasks. Ironically, sometimes the more inconsequential the reward for the desired behavior the more of an inducement it was.
How to Become a Rainmaker is one of my all time favorite books which offers a very useful blueprint for becoming a CIO rainmaker. This post is not a book review of How to Become a Rainmaker. It is about how CIO’s can retool their thinking to that of a CIO Rainmaker in order to raise their value contribution and set themselves apart from their peers.
(Originally posted March 3 on The Higher Ed CIO) IT performance management requires a balanced scorecard approach using both internally and externally oriented metrics that are also a good mix of leading and lagging indicators.
The role of IT was never static. Technology changes alone bring about major changes in the role of IT and influence the future of IT. This really should not be debateable since we see everyday how technology changes redefine various professions or business functions through automation and simplification. Yet, when you describe a future of IT that is less strategic people get upset and accuse you of being a contrarian just for the sake of it.
If more IT departments functioned like human resources or facilities and worried less about being strategic there would be fewer complaints about IT and CIO’s would be happier for it. The support for this belief comes from the consumerization and democratization of technology which is accelerating the shift to commodity services and enabling more decision making by non-IT folks while rendering more and more of the technology stack decisions irrelevant.
Evaluating IT investments for funding is one process where using a simpler approach is not always better. That is because the process of evaluating IT investments should involve an two step process for each project under consideration in order to support an objective IT project ranking of all proposals and ultimately, the IT project selection decision.