From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise:

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February 10, 2013  11:43 PM

Shadow IT is not Good Guys vs. Bad Guys



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Budgeting, Concierge, Consumerization of IT, Costs, Shadow IT, SLA

For the past few years, there has been greater recognition that a few major trends are invading the IT landscape - smarter business users, challenging IT...

January 22, 2013  9:50 AM

Extending the Concept of “Application Tiering” to Cloud



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Application Tiering, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Concierge, Data Center, Hybrid Cloud, Multi-Cloud, Shadow IT

While the discussion about Cloud Computing has evolved over the past few years, far too often it still devolves into a semi-religious debate about Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud. Traditional IT viewpoints say that security and reliability should rule the day, while more progressive viewpoints...


December 17, 2012  10:31 PM

Is IT the Last Major Open-Source Project?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Big Data, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Concierge, Consumerization of IT, Costs, Data Scientist, DevOps, Licensing, Open Source, Shadow IT

Traditionally, internal IT organizations have leveraged proprietary software and public Internet services have been built using open-source software. Some of this behavior was driven by legacy...


December 3, 2012  10:00 AM

Enterprise IT: The 80/20 Budget Dilemma (Part II)



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Concierge, Costs, Shadow IT

[This is the second in a series of blogs focused on strategies to address the 80/20 Budget Dilemma in Enterprise IT] Last week, I talked about the challenge of demand outpacing capacity and how IT departments could push


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