In my last two blog entries (blog 1 and blog 2), I demonstrated how to use an analysis model to identify the potential landing zone for an application portfolio and which applications to DevOps enable. Let’s finish this series of blog entries by looking at the transformation strategy to be used by each application in... Continue Reading →
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 environment, it’s also critical to be able to adapt your applications so they address the... Continue Reading →
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 to test the approach with a couple CIOs. We discovered it actually works not just... Continue Reading →
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 the importance of certain applications for your business. If you are on the journey to... Continue Reading →
Yet another interesting question to ask. What applications can I retire in my application portfolio? How do we identify which applications can be retired and potentially replaced by others? When reviewing a portfolio this is a fundamental question that needs to be addressed, but it often isn’t. So, let me propose you a simple but... Continue Reading →
This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in January 2012 In part 3, I talked about the importance for the CIO to become a strategic service broker. I mentioned the CIO will have to decide whether a service resides within the enterprise or is sourced from a public cloud. Let’s take a moment... Continue Reading →
This blog entry was originally posted on April 14th, 2015 In the previous blog entry we talked about IT becoming service focused. We also talked about the IT environment becoming more complex as, in an effort to reduce cost, services and applications are hosted in a variety of platforms. These platforms extend from the traditional... Continue Reading →
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.