The business aspects of cloud: Part 4 – Core versus context services

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in January 2012 In part 3, I talked about the importance for the CIO to become a strategic service broker. I mentioned the CIO will have to decide whether a service resides within the enterprise or is sourced from a public cloud. Let’s take a moment …

The business aspects of cloud: Part 3 – The strategic service broker

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in January 2012 Remember, at the end of part 1, we highlighted that the business expects IT to be able to respond faster and address variable demands and to provide easy access to the appropriate information provided by internal systems or available on the Internet. All-the-while, …

The business aspects of Cloud: Part 2 – When the Papy-Boom gets involved

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog on January 2012 We all are well aware of the dramas of World War II, and of the many people that lost their lives in that global conflict. In the years following this conflict, many children were born and the population saw extreme growth. We call …

The business aspects of Cloud: Part 1 – Responding to Megatrends

This entry was originally posted on the CloudSource blog on December 2011 Often I receive questions about why a larger enterprise, having its own IT department, should seriously look at cloud as a way to complement and transform its operations. So, I decided to write a blog on the subject, but it appeared quickly that …

Cloud computing no longer just a CIO issue as it grabs attention of the C-Suite

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource Blog in November 2011 As you know, I have the opportunity to meet with CIO’s on a regular basis. Many of them start realizing the transformative nature of cloud computing.  I have posted several blogs focused on the potential cloud computing has to radically change the IT …

How to transform applications for cloud migration

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in November 2011 One question that keeps haunting me is, “Is the cloud all about transforming the way existing applications are running and experienced by the user or should cloud be focused on innovation and the support of new activities?” Ultimately, I believe it will be …

The super mobile worker: 4 necessities to make it reality

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in November 2011 The other day I received a message requesting me to comment on a “vision” of the super mobile worker. The enquiry started with this statement: “I wish to join a growing community of mobile people, who live and work completely off their mobile …