Cloud Brokering and Provider Management

Lately I started discussing Brokering in a group conversation and took the NIST definition expecting all attendees would immediately relate to what brokering actually meant. Halfway through the conversation however somebody intervened and asked me why I was not just using a web page with links for all the services that needed to be accessed.... 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 you an example. Let’s think about a manufacturing company that wants to deliver services to... 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 platforms extend from the traditional environment, through private, managed and public cloud to SaaS services.... Continue Reading →

After Cloud, will Business and IT merge?

This entry was originally posted on the CloudSource Blog in December 2011 Cloud has now been around for a couple years. Slowly but surely, the significance of cloud is daunting on people. Beyond the new technologies used to improve the utilization of the IT environment, the move to services and a service-based thinking is fundamentally... 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 earful of such conversations. So my next question is always, what are you doing about... Continue Reading →

My little cloud cheat sheet

This blog was originally published on the CloudSource blog in March 2012 I’d like to share with you the key points to look at when thinking about moving a workload to the public cloud. Over the last year I kept collecting them in a little cheat sheet. It’s probably a good way to finish this... Continue Reading →

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