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What Are You Doing About the Changing Role of IT?
By Andi Mann
It is almost a truism today that business leaders outside IT are increasingly
taking control of information technology, and spending the IT budget. SaaS is
allowing the CMO to adopt Marketing Automation software, and allowing the EVP
of Sales to adopt CRM and SFA tools. LOB leaders are developing their own
mobile apps to manage inventories, speed up production and drive efficiency
in logistics. Strategy and Finance are using technology partners for data
analytics to better understand market opportunities and cost drivers. And
they are doing it all without asking IT for permission.
The DevOps movement is young, so many people still do not understand exactly
what it ... (more)
This Week in Cloud, Rackspace and Amazon wars heat up, what Muglia’s
departure means to Microsoft, surprises in the Gartner Magic Quadrant IaaS
Report. And More…
Rackspace & AWS wars heat up: Following the heels of Amazon Web Services
launching a Platinum cloud support package aimed at the enterprise (as
reported in this CRN article), Rackspace counters that AWS still falls short
of its own “fanatical support.” Rackspace also announced it is partnering
with Akamai to speed application performance on its clouds (read this Channel
Register article for details.) A Cloud... (more)
Leveraging the Cloud to Accelerate IT Renewal
By Vaughan Merlyn, Vaughan Merlyn Consulting
The Convergence of Consumer IT and Business IT
Information and technology are becoming ever more central to what a company
(or government, or any organization) does and how it does it. IT for the
consumer world (think iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Facebook, eBay, and so on) and
IT for the business world are converging. After all, business people are
consumers, their customers are consumers, and how we navigate our personal
lives spills over into our business lives and vice versa. An... (more)
Featured on Cloud Commons Gartner report: The Cloud is Less Important than
the Cloud Operating Model
Do cloud service providers have a new and better approach to IT operations
figured out – and can enterprises learn from them? In this report by
Cameron Haight of Gartner (available free of charge on Cloud Commons),
Cameron details new approaches to application and infrastructure architecture
that some large public cloud firms are using to improve service delivery.
Read the full report.
Feature article On Cloud Computing Standards and Definitions
When I go to the gas station these ... (more)
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analyzing the top cloud news stories.
Google CIO Ben Fried says that the cloud is about to reach a tipping point,
according to this WSJ.com article. Fried examines the shift to the cloud that
has been occurring over the last 4 years as workers have grown accustomed to
simple and free cloud tools at home and want the ability to use the same
tools at work.
During the Sapphire conference in Orlando, SAP announced their upcoming cloud
computing plans that focus on mobility, big ... (more)