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November 10, 2010  12:00 PM

Learning to Leverage Business Expertise to Stay Competitive – Part 2



Posted by: ITKE
Business Value, IT business alignment, IT Innovation, IT Leadership, ROI

Learning to Leverage Business Expertise to Stay Competitive - Part 2 Question: As businesses become increasingly sophisticated, how can IT knowledge workers gain the business knowledge to remain competitive? Part one was a discussion of the...

October 30, 2010  11:30 AM

Learning to Leverage Business Expertise to Stay Competitive – Part 1



Posted by: ITKE
business responsibility, Business Value, IT business alignment, IT Innovation, IT Leadership, leveraging IT investment, ROI, Systems innovation

Question: As businesses become increasingly sophisticated, how can IT knowledge workers gain the business knowledge to remain competitive? Companies are increasingly using information technology to sell more products, grow their business and improve their...


September 30, 2010  8:30 PM

Leveraging Cloud Storage – A New Data Paradigm



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, cloud computing, Cloud Data Storage, Cloud security, IT Innovation

Question: How will cloud computing architectures affect access and manipulation of my data? Will being on the cloud carry more risk than I already have? Recently I had an eye-opening experience.  I asked my sophomore business IT class how many of them owned...


August 12, 2010  2:00 AM

The Cloud Attic – Leveraging Cloud Storage Solutions



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud Services, cloud storage, enterprise architectures, enterprise cloud services, IT Innovation, IT ROI

Question: What are the benefits of using the cloud for my business's storage requirements?  What technologies and solutions are available that addresses my needs for security, data integrity, elasticity and reduced costs? There is no question that in today's...


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...


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,...


February 14, 2010  3:30 AM

Where have all the New Technology Jobs Gone?



Posted by: Beth Cohen
IT futures, IT Innovation, IT job creation, Off-shoring

Question:  As we came out of the dot.com bust of 2001, there was an increased number of interesting technology jobs coming from promising startups.  As the Great Recession recedes will we start to see more technology hiring in the coming months and...


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...


December 21, 2009  2:00 AM

The Rebirth of the Dumb Terminal



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, Consumer IT technology, IT Innovation

Question:  How can I access my files without having to worry about synching the data between my computers and many PDA's? Tell me that this has never happened to you... You are stranded in yet another dreary airport and the company's most important client...


December 9, 2009  12:00 AM

Changing Times, Changing Technology, Changing Assumptions



Posted by: Beth Cohen
IT futures, IT Innovation

Question:  It seems like my kids take computer technology for granted.  Is it just me or do they really have a different perspective on technology and its role in their lives? Along with my consulting practice, I also teach college at a number of local...


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