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...

April 27, 2011  4:00 PM

Tangled Up in Clouds — Interdependency lessons from the AWS outage

Posted by: Beth Cohen
Amazon Cloud Services, Backup, Cloud architectures, cloud computing, Cloud IT, Cloud Services, data protection, Disaster Recovery, high availability, IT Infrastructure, leveraging IT investment, service level agreements, SLA

Question:  Amazon's recent AWS outage affected a surprisingly large number of sites.  What can we learn about cloud resiliency and how can we minimize these outages in the future? AWS, Amazon's hosted web services offering suffered a major outage with some...

April 2, 2010  3:30 AM

A New IT World Order – IT as a Utility

Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, innovation, IT Infrastructure, IT Innovation, IT services

Question:  It seems to me that IT is so for granted that it is rapidly becoming a commodity.  How will that trend affect the future of IT and business? IT services have turned into commodities.  Hardware platforms are close to completely interchangeable,...

January 28, 2010  10:00 PM

Getting Started with Cloud Services

Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, enterprise architectures, IT Infrastructure, IT Innovation

Question:  I am interested in moving some of my applications to the cloud.  What issues I should be thinking about in the planning process? What internet access/bandwidth will I need? Unless you are still using dialup, your current band...

July 1, 2009  12:00 PM

Clouds Rolling In…

Posted by: ITKE
cloud computing, Enterprise datacenter, IT Infrastructure, IT Innovation, IT technology, technology innovation

Question:  There has been much twitter in the technology press and from the big vendors about how cloud computing is the next transformational technology.  Is there really anything to the hype? Every day seems to bring yet another deluge of cloud-related...

June 23, 2009  12:00 PM

Mapping Application Disaster Recovery to Business Requirements

Posted by: ITKE
Application testing, business continuity, Business Value, Disaster Recovery, IT consultant, IT Infrastructure, Security

Question: Now that my organization has acquired space at a  remote co-location data center and we've installed hardware, where do we need to consider in setting up recovery for our critical business applications? While it would be impossible in this forum to go into...

May 12, 2009  11:45 AM

Determining the Real Business Value of IT

Posted by: Beth Cohen
Business Value, IT, IT consultant, IT Infrastructure

Question:  What are some methodologies that can be used to help CIOs and other C-level executives define the business value of IT, particularly when all budgets are under increased scrutiny? This is an excellent question.  IT managers need to be able to...

May 4, 2009  12:00 AM

Welcome to Ask the IT Consultant

Posted by: Beth Cohen
IT consultant, IT Infrastructure, System integration

Question:  What is the Ask the IT Consultant Blog all about? How can I benefit from knowledge and expertise of this high powered network of IT consultants? The Ask the IT Consultant is officially open for business.  Welcome all to the Ask the IT...


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