The world of business is changing. Disruptive shifts in power are forcing
everyone to question the established status quo. In particular, savvy chief
executives are tasking IT organizations to help create compelling customer
experiences, support new business models and adopt agile operational
That's why the vast majority of IT and business leaders are joining forces on
the organizations’ most pressing commercial needs and wants. They seek an
open and flexible business technology foundation that's an enabler, rather
than an inhibitor, to meaningful and substantive workflow progress.
Forward-thinking executives believe cloud services can empower them to
achieve their strategic business outcomes. Moreover, they want their whole
leadership team to collaborate across the business, developing a
comprehensive IT strategy that utilizes existing infrastructure inv... (more)
Coexistence: Adopting an Optimal IT Infrastructure Model
Some mainstream IT buyers might think that most cloud infrastructure vendors
and service providers are essentially alike. But there are key differences.
Besides, given the body of market research to the contrary, there’s clearly
no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" cloud solution.
Furthermore, if you believe that a hybrid cloud should support an IT agenda
to transform a business, then a viable solution must consider the preexisting
systems of record within the enterprise. That’s why forward-thinking CIOs
often seek inform... (more)
The Business Case for Hybrid Cloud Services Adoption
Forging a viable business technology strategy for today’s global networked
economy is a high priority for most forward-thinking CEOs across the globe.
Their guidance to CIOs is to create the fusion between existing IT
infrastructure and modern cloud services. Moreover, the shift to a Hybrid IT
model must support the organization’s key commercial expansion objectives.
The savvy leaders who have a superior approach can extract greater value from
their legacy IT investments, and launch new initiatives based upon public and
The process of researching, reviewing and selecting a managed or hosted
service provider can be a daunting task for those business and technology
decision makers that have never performed this task before. Like any other
process, there are some best practices.
The following candid questions will help you determine if a provider of
managed services can meet and exceed your expectations. Also included are
examples of specific details that you should seek.
How do you select a best-fit service provider? Ask all the right questions.
Where do you start the selection process? Focus primar... (more)
Some market studies continue to identify confusion regarding the true meaning
of cloud-based services, and the apparent benefits derived by the
early-adopters. One recent example comes from a survey of financial
professionals in the UK.
However, there is already growing demand from informed executive business and
IT decision makers that are eager to move forward with various forms of cloud
In fact, Forrester Research has embarked on a new “Cloud and Virtualization
Survey Data” series that offers key insights on where the market demand is
developing, and they ... (more)