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September 30, 2013  3:00 AM

Is IT Still Relevant?



Posted by: Beth Cohen
application development, big data, business applications, business continuity, business innovation, business IT, business responsibility, Business Value, cloud application development, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing models, emerging technology, enterprise, enterprise architectures, enterprise cloud, enterprise cloud services, Enterprise computing, Enterprise data models, enterprise IT, IaaS, infrastruture, innovation, IT architectures, IT business alignment, IT consultant, IT Innovation, IT Leadership, IT management, IT management tools, IT operations, IT organization strategy, IT portfolio management, IT risk management, IT service delivery models, IT services, IT technology, leveraging IT investment, managing Cloud Portfolios, New IT product innovation, operations, SaaS, Supply chain, System integration, Systems innovation, technology innovation, utility computing, virtual desktop

When an inpatient business unit marketing manager with a credit card can stand up an instance of Salesforce in a matter of a few days, and many companies have long outsourced their daily IT operations, many business executives are questioning if a traditional centralized IT organization is the...

April 8, 2013  6:00 PM

The Enterprise Finally gets Cloud



Posted by: Beth Cohen
big data, business applications, business innovation, business IT, Business Value, cloud application development, Cloud architectures, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing models, cloud data center, Cloud Data Storage, cloud development platforms, cloud infrastructure, Cloud innovation, Cloud IT, cloud mobile computing, Cloud Networks, Cloud operations, Cloud portfolio management, Cloud Reference architecture, Cloud Services, Cloud Strategy, emerging technology, enterprise, enterprise architectures, enterprise cloud, Enterprise computing, enterprise IT, global IT economy, hybrid cloud, innovation, IT business alignment, IT consultant, IT futures, IT Innovation, IT Leadership, IT management, IT organization strategy, leveraging IT investment, managing Cloud Portfolios, New IT product innovation, technology, technology innovation

Yes, it is a bit trite to say it now, but Cloud Computing has become a multi-billion dollar business which really has revolutionized Information Technology consumption for both the consumer and enterprise markets. It is well established in the white hot consumer market, especially with the...


January 4, 2013  7:27 PM

2013 – Year of the Cloud for Sure this Time



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business innovation, business IT, Cloud architectures, Cloud business models, cloud computing, cloud computing models, Cloud computing standards, Cloud innovation, Cloud portfolio management, Cloud Services, Dev/Ops, enterprise cloud, enterprise cloud services, global IT economy, IaaS, IaaS cloud, infrastruture, innovation, IT business alignment, IT consultant, IT futures, IT Innovation, IT technology

Will the predicted Cloud Computing revolution finally arrive? Has Platform as a Service (PaaS) finally matured enough to be widely adopted? These and other burning questions are part of Cloud Technology Partners’ 2013 tech future predictions. In the spirit of the holidays I give you ghosts...


August 27, 2012  1:30 AM

Extreme Enterprise BYOD



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business innovation, business IT, Business Value, BYOD, cloud mobile computing, consumer IT innovation, Consumer IT technology, consumerization, emerging technology, enterprise, enterprise IT, infrastruture, innovation, IT business alignment, IT consultant, IT futures, IT governance, IT Infrastructure, IT Innovation, IT organization strategy, IT service delivery models, IT technology, New IT product innovation, risk management

Question:  What would happen if you took an employee owned devices policy to its logical extreme?  What would happen if companies stopped providing systems and devices to their workers and required them to use their own tools? Making employees buy their own...


July 22, 2012  8:30 PM

The IT Operations Development Disconnect



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Agile Methodologies, application development, business innovation, business IT, cloud application development, Cloud Business strategy, cloud development platforms, Cloud operations, Cloud portfolio management, IT consultant

Question:  With all the talk of how effective DevOps is, why is it not more widely used as an IT organizational methodology? On paper, the concept of the development and operations part of an IT organization working in concert is wonderful.  In fairness when...


June 20, 2011  9:00 PM

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast – IT innovation in the real world



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business IT, Cloud innovation, IT business alignment, IT Innovation

Question: How can established companies create a culture that encourages and rewards innovation?

Years ago, Fred Tuffile, my entrepreneurship professor at Bentley University once said the biggest advantage that new start-up companies have over...


January 30, 2011  6:45 AM

Will the Cloud Ever Become a Real Utility?



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business IT, cloud computing, Cloud Services, enterprise cloud services, enterprise IT, IT service delivery models, public cloud services, utility computing

Question: There has been lots of press about the cloud can deliver IT services using a utility pay as you go cost model.  Is the utility model a reasonable approach and what will it look like in the future? Andy Oram recently proposed in,


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