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April 8, 2013  6:00 PM

The Enterprise Finally gets Cloud

Posted by: Beth Cohen
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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...

July 14, 2012  2:30 PM

Do We Really Need Cloud Standards?

Posted by: Beth Cohen
Amazon Cloud Services, business innovation, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, cloud compliance, cloud computing, Cloud computing standards, cloud development platforms, Cloud migration, Cloud portfolio management, Cloud Services, Cloud Strategy, enterprise cloud, hybrid cloud, innovation, IT architectures, IT consultant, IT Innovation, IT organization strategy, IT service delivery models, managing Cloud Portfolios, technology innovation

Question:  I am working on building a cloud strategy for my company.  How can we avoid vendor lock-in? You would think that cloud technology would have standardized long time ago.  While network standards that shape the Internet have been widely accepted...

May 30, 2011  2:00 AM

Taking Back IT – SaaS Portfolio Management

Posted by: Beth Cohen
Business Value, Cloud Services, data integration, Data Integrity, enterprise architectures, Enterprise data models, hybrid cloud, IT business alignment, IT governance, SaaS

Question: New SaaS applications seems to be popping up everywhere in my organization.  How can IT address the pressure from the business units to support these ad hoc applications and integrate them into the overall enterprise IT portfolio?

Forrester forecasts the SaaS...

February 27, 2011  11:30 AM

Fog Ahead – Migrating Corporate Applications into the Cloud

Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, Cloud migration, enterprise cloud services, hybrid cloud, PaaS, server migration

Question:  I am interested in moving some of my applications to the Cloud.  How can I preserve my software investment while taking advantage of the efficiencies of the Cloud? One of the many touted reasons for moving applications to the Cloud is to avoid...


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