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Transform IT for the digital economy.

As companies increasingly become digital, information technology needs to be central to their evolution. However, this implies a fundamental change in thinking from both IT and the business. Are both entities ready to take a new start? Let me give... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Get Service Focused, Run at the Pace of the Business

Over the last year, I participated in a number of cloud deals involving large enterprises. Most of them consisted in the migration to a hybrid cloud including a private and a shared component. And for many it was really the first... Continue Reading →

Security & Cloud: Why does it matter?

This entry was originally posted on the CloudSource Blog in April 2012 Let me start by telling you a little story. About 15 months ago I was in the bay area and one of my friends had asked me to... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue Reading →

Get Service Focused, Run at the Pace of the Business

This blogpost was originally shared on April 4th, 2015 Lately I participated in a number of cloud deals involving large enterprises. Most of them consisted in the migration to a hybrid cloud including a private and a shared component. And... Continue Reading →

A Modern CIO, a Techie at Heart with a Business Mind?

As the world increasingly becomes IT literate and as digital technologies percolate in everything we do, the role of the CIO and the responsibility for the IT department needs to change drastically or it will implode. You’re probably asking yourself why I would predict that, and what CIOs should do to have a bright future. Let me answer both questions.

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