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 …

App transformation and DevOps working in perfect harmony

This week I have the opportunity to participate in a client workshop on DevOps and public cloud. How do we get traditional applications and agile/DevOps approaches working together. As older operating systems are getting out of support, as workloads are migrated to cloud, transforming applications and modernizing them so they use up-to date middleware, database …

Application Transformation or Automation, where do you start?

Cloud computing seems on the rise according to many sources. Companies are slowly but surely including cloud technologies in their IT landscape. In evolving the IT environment they are confronted by the need to move, migrate, evolve, transform, modernize (use the term you prefer) their applications. In parallel CIOs are pressed by the business to …

The business aspects of cloud: Part 11 – Does the IT department own cloud computing?

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in March 2012. A couple weeks ago I met with a customer who challenged me on the idea that the responsibility of cloud is not up to the IT department. They don’t have spikes in the demand for infrastructure and when something new needs to be …

The business aspects of cloud: Part 10 – 4 areas for innovation with the cloud

This entry was originally posted on the CloudSource blog in March 2012. Up until now we talked about cloud as a new way to deliver existing functionality. We discussed how to choose which applications to position where. But is cloud just a new way of delivering IT functionality? I do not believe that it is. …

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 …