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Do we still need an IT department?

In a world where the business is increasingly performed using digital technologies and where the younger generation is IT literate, do we still need an IT department? That is actually an interesting question. It’s true that some industries have become... Continue Reading →

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 →

Why IT Should Become an Internal Service Broker

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... 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 →

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 →

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 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... Continue Reading →

IT should become a service provider

This entry has originally been published on the CloudSource blog in December 2011 Have you ever heard people complaining their IT department does not provide them the tools and services they require? I can tell you, I often get an... Continue Reading →

Is Cloud relevant for IT?

This article appeared first in the CloudSource blog in November 2011 As I was preparing my thoughts for this new blog, I ran into a thought-provoking article titled “Cloud has ‘no relevance’ say three-quarters of IT managers.” A report published... Continue Reading →

What happens in a service oriented world?

This blog was originally posted on the CloudSource blog in April 2013 In my last blog entry I promised you I was going to come back to service orientation. So, let me keep my promise. Let me actually start with... 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 →

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