Change Management is critical to the success of any business alteration, particularly IT projects, and must be carefully planned to achieve the desired results. This is the second article in a series of three which takes a look at the circumstances for success and compares step models for implementing change.
(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.
I agree that enabling the employees to work anywhere and providing custom mobile devices for specialist activities is a key opportunity, however, I agree with Paul, the real issue here is driving the right business strategy enabled by technology.
You need a chief mobility officer about as much as you need a chief mainframe officer or a chief facebook officer. A good CIO will be working with the business leaders to identify the opportunities and providing help and guidance on how to best take advantage of them. Which then comes down to Implementing Technology for the right reasons. To add emphasis you may create positions lower in the organisation to work with the business and to provide expert knowledge, but not at the c-level.
Identifying workloads to move to the cloud can be challenging. I personally believe that every company has the ability to migrate most of their existing business to the cloud, but before doing so, it’s necessary to complete a proper assessment of your applications and the requirements needed to support them.
The charity sector is one of the slowest sectors to implement cloud computing, but the good news is that they are now taking advantage of the benefits of cloud. According to the “Third sector reaches for the cloud” report, almost half of the charity representatives (42%) said their companies had used software as a service (SaaS) based applications over the past 12 months and 39% admitted they hadn’t considered cloud as a solution at all.
According to IDC, the global market for private cloud computing is expected to increase by 60% and reach 12 billion dollars by 2014, and approximately 44% of companies consider implementing a private cloud solution.
A great amount of companies have outsourced their IT services and infrastructure to the cloud providers in the past few years. And the trend is just at the beginning - many IT teams will have their responsibilities diminished or even eliminated in the following years.
As I stated a few months ago in one of the articles on my blog, DaaS would have been one of the hot topics in 2013. And the main reason for that is owed to the fact that Desktop as a Service is considered to be the ideal platform for cloud computing in small and medium-sized businesses.