Is the Mission-Critical Application Dead?
Five Predictions for Managed Cloud Services in 2012
The proof-positive business impact from managed cloud services deployment, including the numerous associated productivity benefits and anticipated cost-savings, have pushed cloud computing well into the mainstream during 2011. As we move into 2012, International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that this evolution will continue as...
Turning IT from a cost center into a strategic business partner
After reading an article from ZDNET this week about Gartner’s predictions for 2012, it occurred to me that while well-written and provocative, the narrative was foreboding for IT organizations. The premise that cloud computing spending increasingly lands outside of IT and therefore will likely diminish the roles and responsibilities of the IT organization has some merit.
This prediction can be proven wrong if IT managers are willing to make adjustments to how “business as usual” is...
Zenny’s Cloud Links: 2012 Predictions, Open Source, Cloud Policy
A CIO’s Outlook and Priorities for 2012
With the year coming to a closing, organizations are wrapping up remaining projects and start setting priorities and objectives for 2012.
One of the main challenges continues to be in defining goals and objectives for the upcoming 12 months and utilizing limited resources in the IT organization in most efficient and effective way.
Some of the common...
4 Simple Ways to Start to Scoring Your IT Projects Today
By George Shaheen, Innotas Team
A consistent challenge across all of our customers is a simple question: “How do I manage the demand on my organization and ensure I’m doing the right work – the work that aligns to overall business objectives?” A lot of the time, work is chosen for execution reactively with no push back (“let’s just get it done as soon as we can”), based on a single person’s decision making (“Joe thought about it and thinks we should...