Tag Archives: IT Strategy

Newsflash: Hybrid-Cloud is Cloud

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Much has been said about hybrid-cloud infrastructures in the past few months. Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment which uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. Hybrid Cloud is a hot topic where the discussion focuses on data security,  costs and flexibility to market.  […]

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IT Architecture Role Has Changed

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In the past, a large portion of IT architecture time was spent evaluating and sizing separate pieces of infrastructure (network, server compute, storage and such) to make sure they’d work to meet a forecasted demand for the service that they were looking to provide. Teams of people (vendors and internal resources) used to spend many […]

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Everything is a Service These Days

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Have you noticed everything in called a Service these days? To mentioned a few, there is:  Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, Desktop as Service, Security as Service, Hardware as a Service and the one I just heard last week:  Game as a Service! “Everything as a Service” is […]

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Disintermediated: IT Consulting Firms and System Integration

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Over the last few years, many System Integrators (SIs) and Information Technology (IT) consulting firms have found themselves in trouble as the number of clients decrease and revenue takes a downward trend. In-house IT departments, who’s budgets are cost-centers, are also being affected and in the same category.     What has changed so dramatically within the […]

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IT as a Business Series

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IT management has changed dramatically over the past 3-5 years Infrastructure is no longer a set of defined resources and associated problems, but instead it is an unlimited virtual set of IP assets that can be deployed and managed in automated ways across any number of providers. Now days, infrastructure is being managed as Software […]

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