May 14th, 2013
The amenities of virtualization
Your system is mission critical. It has hundreds, thousands, or even millions of daily users and it must continue to perform its functions no matter what. But it’s now 10-15 years old, and though it has served its purpose faithfully and is still a solid performer, the time has come to plan for your aging system’s future.
It’s time to make a move, and you know it. Read More
January 2nd, 2013
Cloud IT Strategy
Staying Grounded During the Cloud Frenzy
Now that most in the business world have some level of awareness about “the cloud” and its benefits, there seems to be an explosion of hype, panic, and confusion. Who’s moved to the cloud? How did they do it? Should we do it? Will we lose our competitive edge if we don’t move to the cloud? How do we do it more quickly than the next company?
December 5th, 2012
Thriving BYOD Culture Drives Business Growth
We are a society that thrives on our personal and mobile devices—they are no longer additions to our personas, but extensions of them. We are intimately connected to our personal technology. So it makes perfect sense that the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) movement has brought the relationship between personal technology and business technology full circle.
November 14th, 2012
Cloud IT Strategy
How Salesforce.com Blazed a New Trail
Technology enables change, and change drives success. We measure success in terms of change: increases, decreases, percentages, growth and trends.
But how do we define change? Transformation? Innovation? Conversion? Shift? Transition?
Powerful data mining systems transform boring data into hidden treasures. Innovative data manipulation programs convert stagnant business relationships into rich prospect lists. And new computing platforms have shifted the technology paradigm from one of monolithic information systems living in giant metal boxes to well-connected business processes that float around in the cloud.