15 Questions to answer when going to Hybrid IT – Part 2

In my previous podcast I started discussing the key questions you need to ask yourself when planning the development of your hybrid IT environment. Deciding and agreeing on these topics are critical to ensure the implementation of a well integrated, secure and easy to manage environment. Often companies start experimenting and en-up with independent silos that …

15 Questions to answer when going to Hybrid IT – Part 1

Many companies end up with hybrid IT environments by accident. They have decided to use Office 365, SalesForce, Workday or another SaaS application, while some of their developers have started experimenting with public cloud. It's time to take a step back, review 15 topics and take decisions that will be embraced by the whole organization. …

Creativity or Standardization, what approach for public cloud?

CIOs wanting to support the business as highlighted in my previous podcast need to review the IT environment they will be confronted with and make some decisions early on, regarding what will be used for what and which functionalities are OK or not. Particularly using public cloud does not relieve the IT department from all activities …

The business aspects of cloud: Part 3 – The strategic service broker

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in January 2012 Remember, at the end of part 1, we highlighted that the business expects IT to be able to respond faster and address variable demands and to provide easy access to the appropriate information provided by internal systems or available on the Internet. All-the-while, …