Cloud Consumption, the return of the silos.

Most companies today are using public cloud as part of their IT environment. The configure one or many compartments in Azure, AWS, Google and/or Softlayer. Each and everyone of those environments is done separately, often by different teams that are or are not part of the IT organization. The result is multiple environments that each... Continue Reading →

From IT to Digital Business Operating Model

In a traditional IT operating model competencies are grouped in silos with clearly defined responsibilities. The cloud is fundamentally changing that by forcing teamwork between technology teams for a common objective, keep the environment up and running. Going to digital and the responsiveness and agility required to do this forces the operating model even further... Continue Reading →

Business AND IT, why do we say that?

You always hear people speaking about business and IT, but they never talk about business and HR, business and finance or business and marketing. Why that difference? Is it purely historical? Does it still makes sense? Actually should IT still be a separate department, and if yes, what should its role be? These are all... Continue Reading →

Cloud Native, you said Micro-services

In the last podcast we talked about why cloud and hybrid were the natural consequences of performing a transformation to digital. We also talked about how existing applications can be used and what transformation they may have to go through to run in this hybrid environment and fully support the digital enterprise. This time we... Continue Reading →

7 key thoughts for the design of a hybrid IT environment

Companies are increasingly moving to a hybrid IT environment, but this happens often piecemeal. However, to ensure the end-to-end view described in earlier podcasts, taking the time to design the environment properly is critical. 7 key elements need to be taken into account in that process, user experience, security, policies, compliance, management, continuity and integration.... Continue Reading →

Hybrid is the Norm

As companies embrace cloud in general and public cloud in particular, they open up their environments. This requires a thoughtful thinking because they are adding new workload locations, but in most situations, without removing the existing ones. Beside the public cloud, SaaS services are increasingly consumed, making the IT landscape the end-user interacts with complex.... Continue Reading →

Public Cloud and Budget Airlines

In my last podcast I talked about the things to take into account when migrating to public cloud. This time I'm looking at the costs associated with running applications in the public cloud and how you can estimate them. Unfortunately they are as transparent as the real price you pay with a budget airline. The... Continue Reading →

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