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Be responsive to the business, is cloud the solution?

In my previous blog entry, I asked the question: “Are you going to cloud for the right reason”. I highlighted cost as one of the main reasons companies look at cloud. But is cost really diminishing? That remains to be... 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... Continue Reading →

Cloud Native, you said Cloud Native?

Yet another term that has become fashion these days. Cloud Native application, wow that sounds like something great, but what does it really mean and when is it truly helpful? According to Webopedia, Cloud-native app is a term promoted by... Continue Reading →

Modernize Legacy Applications for use in the Digital Economy.

Here is another contribution of my friend Luc Vogeleer, Director of Strategic Partnership Development at BluAge. The Digital Enterprise requires a responsive and fast adapting IT as IT is becoming a core enabler of the business. The New Style of... Continue Reading →

Batch to the future–Part 2

The Batch is dead, long live to batch jobs In our previous blog entry, we raised the point that the Cloud is the unique opportunity to promote smart architectures with enough details so that we can address larger issues beyond... Continue Reading →

Evolve to the Digital Enterprise, improve your application agility

In my previous blog post, I described how we can use a simple model to assess where to position your applications in your future infrastructure. In the digital enterprise it’s not enough to position your applications correctly in a hybrid... Continue Reading →

Evolve to the Digital Enterprise, position your applications correctly.

About six weeks ago I started talking to you about an application portfolio analysis approach based on a simple model looking at the application type and importance for the organization. Since I’ve been refining the model and had the opportunity... Continue Reading →

Transform to the digital enterprise, mine your legacy.

Business are changing, segments are disrupted by new, fully digital enterprises. Information Technology is creeping in everything we do. Some call it the digital enterprise, others digital transformation, yet others industry 4.0. What-ever the name, companies better understand what happens... Continue Reading →

Are You Ready for an “Uberized” Economy?

Years ago I read the story of a German student who, in the early 20th century went to the U.S. to study how the U.S. economy operated. He made following statement, “Enterprises will only exist as long as it is... Continue Reading →

Analyze your portfolio, understand the role of your applications.

In my last blog entry I shared a model to review which applications can be retired and by what they can be replaced. I shared this entry with colleagues and realized this model can be used to review and understand... Continue Reading →

DevOps and Cloud, two trends for the digital enterprise

IT technology plays an increasing role in business. Despite the resistance of some, IT will play an ever increasing role in enterprises. Rather than being slow to embrace trends, enterprises should think at how to take advantage of the digital... Continue Reading →

In 2013 a small cross HP team created version 5 of the HP Cloud Functional Reference Architecture. Unfortunately the original blog describing this architecture is no longer online, so I re-published it for your reference here. This work actually led... Continue Reading →

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