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September 30, 2013  3:00 AM

Is IT Still Relevant?

Posted by: Beth Cohen
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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...

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...

August 4, 2010  8:00 PM

Report from the Clouds

Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, Cloud security, Cloud Services, Enterprise computing, Enterprise security, IT architectures, SaaS, technology innovation

Question:  The hype about Cloud computing is reaching fever pitch.  Is cloud computing just recycled technology, or is there something really innovative and new? Last week I attended a great little Unconference called

May 27, 2010  9:00 PM

Evaluating Cloud Computing Services – Part 2

Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, Cloud IT, Cloud Services, IaaS, IT portfolio management, IT services, PaaS, SaaS

Question:  As a mid-sized enterprise customer, can I trust that the cloud is ready to be added to my portfolio of IT services?  What should I be looking for in cloud products that will meet my requirements? As we discussed in part 1, cloud services can be...

May 14, 2010  3:00 AM

Evaluating Cloud Computing Services – Part 1

Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, IaaS, IT portfolio management, IT services, PaaS, SaaS

Question:  With over 3000 products available in the cloud already, is there any way to classify them so that I can evaluate the services that fit my needs without going crazy? OK, we get it.  Cloud computing is big - really big.  In the interest of clearing...


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