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 …

Why IT should become an Internal Service Broker? Part 2

In the previous blog entry we started discussing why IT should become an internal service broker and I shared the first three steps of the process to get there. We started by defining the services that are expected from the business, then looking at which services should be delivered by other entities, to finally discussing …

Decoding Cloud Migration: “Lift-and-shift”

This blog entry was originally posted on March 18th, 2015 In many migration to cloud conversations, the term “lift-and-shift” appears. But what does this term actually mean and what is the user expecting? Ultimately what the user wants, to my understanding, is to migrate an application or applications from the existing environment to a new …