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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...


September 29, 2012  10:00 PM

SSD Storage – Finally some new technology



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud data center, Cloud Data Storage, cloud storage, Data Integrity, data protection, disk failure, emerging technology, hardware failure, high availability, IT consultant, OpenStack, Openstack swift

Until recently, the massive changes to IT infrastructure brought on by widespread cloud architecture adoption have barely touched the relatively mature multi-billion dollar storage industry.  The old adage that storage is cheap, but management of storage is expensive is as valid as it was 10 years...


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...


May 21, 2011  5:30 PM

The Big Enterprise Technology Disconnect



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, Cloud IT, cloud mobile computing, emerging technology, enterprise cloud services, enterprise IT, IT Innovation, mobile computing, technology innovation

Question:  How can we reconcile the rapid uptake of cloud, social networking and mobile communications in the consumer market with the cautious approach of the risk adverse enterprise?  Are big enterprises missing an opportunity or just being prudent?...


April 8, 2011  8:00 AM

Virtualization – Not dead yet…



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Citrix, cloud computing, emerging technology, infrastruture, IT management tools, SpringSource, virtual desktop, virtual development platforms, VMware, xen server

Question:  Virtualization has been the enabling technology for the entire cloud revolution.  Will there be any new development in virtualization tools and architectures? Virtualization is no longer news.  Over the past 5 years, over 90% of all enterprises...


July 25, 2010  8:00 PM

Evaluating Cloud Computing Services – Part 3



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, Cloud Services, emerging technology, enterprise architectures, enterprise cloud services, IT Innovation

Question:  As an enterprise customer, I need robust services that will support the global reach of my company.  What types of cloud products and architectures will meet my requirements? As we discussed in parts 1 and 2, cloud services can be classified into...


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