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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...


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...


March 31, 2012  4:01 PM

Bringing Consumer Technology into the Enterprise



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business innovation, Consumer IT technology, enterprise architectures, enterprise IT, IT Innovation, IT operations

Question: How does the widespread adoption of consumer technology...


December 18, 2011  1:30 PM

Recovering from Big Bangs, Glops and Legacy Linguini



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing models, Cloud migration, enterprise cloud services, enterprise IT, IT governance, IT portfolio management, managing Cloud Portfolios, Private Cloud

Question:  How can cloud migrations cut through the mess of legacy applications and failed IT initiatives?

The growing IT best practices consensus is that creating enterprise clouds are smart money for corporations.  Private...


December 4, 2011  10:00 AM

Cloud in a Box – Shortcut to the Cloud?



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, enterprise architectures, enterprise cloud services, enterprise IT, OpenStack, VCE, VMware

Question:  Building a private cloud can be an overwhelming project involving a holistic understanding of operations and development.  Is it really possible to shortcut the process?

Not surprisingly according to just about...


June 13, 2011  5:00 PM

Vaulting into the Cloud – Creating your Cloud Portfolio



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, Cloud migration, Cloud portfolio management, enterprise IT, IT business alignment, IT governance, IT portfolio management

Question: Are there any good evaluation criteria for determining which applications in a corporate portfolio are good candidates to migrate into the Cloud?

Now that businesses are convinced that they should be moving at least some of their...


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?...


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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