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Why IT needs to focus on contents over containers

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We hear over and over again that enterprise IT must be better aligned with “the business” in order to build an internal brand that can survive. I’ve written many times about my disdain for the words “the business” because, quite frankly, I don’t know what else there would be to focus on as “enterprise” IT. As an […]

3 steps to achieve a truly variable cost structure in banking

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In the current economic climate, banks have to cut spending and find efficiencies wherever possible. However, many investment banks have substantial – and increasing — cost allocations that make it nearly impossible to lower costs and provide a constant challenge. Organizations are now discovering that cost transparency and a solid understanding of their allocation are […]

Where is the cloud workplace on the technology adoption life cycle?

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In 1962 Everett Rogers proposed a generalized model of technology adoption, which described how new ideas and technologies spread, in his book Diffusion of Innovations. The model is based on a Bell Curve split into several phases: Innovators Early Adopters Early Majority Late Majority Laggards As an innovation moves through the various phases, it’s diffused across […]

What does your business need to consider when adopting SaaS?

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Of all public cloud services, Software as a Service — or SaaS — is the offering with the biggest potential. It truly is IT-as-a-utility, like water from the tap or power from a socket. SaaS applications provide end users with standardized functionality. They don’t require any involvement of the IT department. And every so often new features are […]

Will telehealth be fundamental to smart cities?

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Think about how urban transportation strategy would change if citizens could travel by laptop or mobile device to a doctor visit. Research firm Markets and Markets reports that the telehealth market is expected to reach  $9.35 billion by 2021, from $2.78 billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 27.5%. This parallels the growth in the population […]

What’s ahead for security and cloud adoption?

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2017 is believed to mark a major turning point in cloud adoption, bringing a rapid acceleration even among those companies and industries that have been reluctant to adopt the cloud in the past due to data security and privacy concerns. Marking a major shift from just two years ago, numerous CEOs and CIOs of global […]

Municipal drones are coming — and cloud leaders are getting prepared

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Like it or hate it, government drones are coming to your block. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a leading organization dedicated to ensuring a secure cloud computing environment is working with Securing Smart Cities, a nonprofit global initiative focused on smart city cybersecurity, to set up drone guidelines. Their report, co-authored by the CSA Internet of Things (IoT) […]

Now’s the time for the C-Suite to take joint responsibility for application platform decisions

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Here’s a novel, but controversial statement, “it’s time for the CEO, COO, CIO to start to take joint responsibility for application platform decisions.” For too many years now technical meritocracy has led the decision-making for the business with regard to platform selection. This includes, but is not limited to, servers, operating systems, virtualization, cloud and […]

CSC Agility Platform releases new integration to NSX

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I wanted to take  a moment to provide an update on the Agility Platform and the new Adapter (Integration) that was just released, the NSX Load Balancer. NSX is a feature of VMware NSX for vSphere (NSX-V). Application designers can now drag and drop NSX directly into Agility Platform blueprints. Our customers regularly deploy services […]

2017 will be a cloud buyer’s market as providers simplify and add capabilities

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In 2016, four clear leaders emerged in the cloud provider market, and in 2017 we can expect these leaders to innovate and differentiate through simplicity, automation, analytics and cognitive computing. Without question, the clear leaders in enterprise cloud at the end of 2016 were Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, IBM and Google. In terms of […]