Applications to Cloud – Lets get practical – part 1

I've highlighted in previous podcasts the importance of analyzing your application portfolio in depth and plan the migration of each application carefully. Let's get practical this time. I've reconstructed, from actual use cases, an enterprise application portfolio of 1000 applications. Let's use this portfolio to discuss how we should look at application migration for each …

In preparation of Cloud, keep your software evergreen

Many companies have built over the years a portfolio of applications using a variety of technologies. Acquisitions have resulted in the inheritance of multiple applications performing similar functions, making the collection even larger and more heterogeneous. I've even seen Windows 2000, Oracle 5 databases and other very old environments. There is no way those can …

DevOps, Swarming and Automation to complement Brokering

In my last podcasts I talked about hybrid IT, brokering and supplier management. But there is more to the new digital world. IT departments need to respond fast to ever changing requirements of the business. The user experience is becoming critical to ensure lasting relationships and successful business. Agile and DevOps tend to make the …

Creativity or Standardization, what approach for public cloud?

CIOs wanting to support the business as highlighted in my previous podcast┬áneed to review the IT environment they will be confronted with and make some decisions early on, regarding what will be used for what and which functionalities are OK or not. Particularly using public cloud does not relieve the IT department from all activities …

The future of the CIO

What is the future of the CIO in a Digital Enterprise? Let's ask ourselves that question for a minute? In this podcast I'm discussing the different options CIOs have as described in the diagram above. What is the right place for you? How are you seeing the evolution of IT in your enterprise? There are …