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. …

Applications to Cloud – Lets get practical – part 1

I've highlighted in previous podcasts the importance of analyzing your application portfolio in depth and plan the migration of each application carefully. Let's get practical this time. I've reconstructed, from actual use cases, an enterprise application portfolio of 1000 applications. Let's use this portfolio to discuss how we should look at application migration for each …

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 …