Cloud, a mean, not an end.

Many IT people see the cloud as the ultimate goal. It will solve all the problems IT departments have. I’m also seeing some boards having the same issue and mandating a move to the cloud. But the cloud shouldn’t be the end goal. It adds value in some situations, but should not be the ultimate... Continue Reading →

Hybrid IT is easy as Public Cloud is safe

How often have I now heard clients and colleagues saying that migrating to a hybrid environment encompassing public cloud is easy? You just transfer the workload and you know, public cloud is really safe. Well, not sure I buy that argument. Let me explain you why.Public cloud is safe.I will not dispute that AWS and... Continue Reading →

The Journey to Service Integration

In my last blog post I discussed how to manage service providers while running IT as a service broker. I mentioned that most companies go for a hybrid service integration model maintaining integration leadership and skills. I also pointed out this is a journey and not an easy one.Starting the cultural changeThe culture and working... Continue Reading →

Cloud Brokering and Provider Management

Lately I started discussing Brokering in a group conversation and took the NIST definition expecting all attendees would immediately relate to what brokering actually meant. Halfway through the conversation however somebody intervened and asked me why I was not just using a web page with links for all the services that needed to be accessed.... Continue Reading →

Security, Compliance and Hybrid Environments

Public cloud is more secure than private cloud, many specialists will tell you, and they are probably right. But that’s not the point as most companies going for hybrid environments. Let’s take a look at the predictions from Industry analysts:IDC predicts that more than 80% of Enterprise IT Organizations Will Commit to Hybrid Cloud Architectures... Continue Reading →

Disrupt or be disrupted, that is the question

Uber disrupted the taxi industry, AirBNB the hotel market and tesla the automotive industry. What is happening in your sector and what approach are you planning in response? How does that influences your IT department? And are they ready to take on the challenge? After having asked ourselves whether we’re going to cloud for the... Continue Reading →

Are you going to cloud for the right reason?

Many companies have established a cloud first strategy. Many clients tell me they are moving to the cloud. But are they doing that for the right reasons? Are they thinking through all aspects of why it makes sense to go to the cloud? Why ask the question? Transforming applications and infrastructure is a complex endeavor,... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑