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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 →

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: Conclusion

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource Blog in March 2012. I’ve spent the last several weeks addressing some of the business aspects of cloud and why/how companies move to the cloud. It’s time now to wrap this series... Continue Reading →

How to convince your CEO cloud is for your enterprise

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in April 2012. A couple months ago, Raf Los (@wh1t3rabbit) and I teamed up writing a blog entry on “10 ways to sell your CEO on cloud computing …. And loose... Continue Reading →

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