Forrester Research predicts large enterprises will shift their focus to public cloud vendors in 2016. It also warns that the market will consolidate around industry stalwarts and IT pros should reformulate their cloud decisions accordingly.
For many IT organizations, a hybrid IT environment made up of multiple cloud and on-premises applications is inevitable. But it requires new people, processes and systems to manage effectively. HotLink CEO Lynn LeBlanc shares experiences from her customers' early efforts.
Why would an organization adopt bimodal IT? It says an IT group needs to move both quickly and slowly for an effective digital workplace. I recommend that CIOs embrace DevOps – the jewel in the crown in the cloud world – and apply its principles of agile, elastic thinking to their legacy world.
Momentum will continue to mount around cloud-based enterprise applications in 2016, according to a new survey of CIOs and other tech leaders, and though many security challenges remain, concerns over shadow IT are on the decline.
Google has in the past been tightlipped on how many businesses pay for its Google for Work suite of productivity apps, but this week it said 2 million companies are paid subscribers. It did not, however, specify how many people within those companies actually use the apps.
What do you do with your legacy IT environment? The answer is: sweat your assets. Work hard to prolong their life as much as possible. Make judicious, simple, but not investment-intensive or risky moves to simplify the environment and run it as cost-effectively as possible.
Are your accounting systems no longer meeting your needs and are expensive to maintain? Are you intrigued by cloud applications, but don’t know where to begin? I recently led a panel discussion with a CFO, CIO and a visionary in operations to discuss their decision to move to the cloud. Here is the operation manger's story about how he recognized a business need, built a business case and modernized the way his company handled procurement.
Amazon Web Services’ signature conference continues to show how customers both large and small are solving their real IT challenges, which is one of the reasons it’s evolved into a must-attend conference.
CIOs have mixed views of the blockbuster merger between Dell and EMC, two incumbent vendors struggling to boost market share in a world that is increasingly moving toward cloud services and mobile devices.
Are your accounting systems no longer meeting your needs and are expensive to maintain? Are you intrigued by cloud applications, but don’t know where to begin? I recently led a panel discussion with a CFO, CIO and COO to discuss their decision to move to the cloud. Here is the CFO’s story about how the cloud has allowed him to become more strategic.rn
Gathering requirements is simple: just ask the users what they want. However, experience shows this fails dismally. In this article, we look at why gathering requirements is so hard, and what can be done about it.
Though outsourcing buyers don't always look forward to the contract renewal process, it can be a productive time to gauge the health of the relationship and evaluate the potential for performance improvements.
Google for Work is celebrating the first anniversary of its name change from Google Enterprise. The division’s leader says machine learning, virtual reality and connected devices will make work tools even smarter.
Almost all project managers and organizations have heard of MS Project when it comes to project management software. But there are some impressive project management mobile apps out there that you may not be aware of – here are seven of them.
Are your accounting systems no longer meeting your needs and are expensive to maintain? Are you intrigued by cloud applications, but don’t know where to begin? I recently led a panel discussion with a CFO, CIO and COO to discuss their decision to move to the cloud. This three-part blog series provides insights on their thought processes, challenges and lessons learned. Part one focuses on the CIO.
CIOs are buying more cloud services and mobile devices, which reinforces why HP and its fellow tech incumbents, including IBM, Dell and EMC, are having a why hard time selling enterprise hardware and services.
Bring-your-own-device policies in the workplace often pit employee satisfaction and privacy against corporate security. And as the number of employees and companies participating in BYOD programs continues to fall, can enterprise apps be the linchpin of BYOD success in the workplace?
Google released new statistics that reveal that only 20 percent of its business customers use its Drive cloud storage service each month. The company also announced that Ernst & Young has verified Drive's support for privacy standards.
Retail brands and stores have challenges most other business never have to deal with, not least of which is a massively diverse customer base with fickle tastes and a penchant for ‘I want it now’ consumerism. Here’s how one company is using the cloud to stay a step ahead of its demanding clientele.
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