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Check-In…to a IT Service Broker Model
On a recent trip to Silicon Valley, I stayed at a Marriott near the office. Although it was my first time at this particular hotel, I generally knew what to expect; comforts of the room, consistency of friendly staff, pervasive wireless internet access, and a simple bottle of water upon arrival, having stayed at other Marriott properties in the past. I count on this familiarity, this experience, to keep my work/life balance in check while I travel. Many well-traveled IT Pros can relate to this scenario as it plays out many times a day, across multiple industries all over the world.
A Resilient Cloud Strategy: Standardize or Diversify?
Over the past few years, I have seen IT organizations adopt cloud in very different ways. Some organizations prefer to standardize their cloud infrastructure to drive efficiencies in their data centers. As a result, they eventually reduce the number of suppliers across their entire IT value chain. Conversely, other organizations adopt a ‘best of breed’ […]
Cloud Going Mainstream: “Getting Ready for the Second Wave” of Cloud Value
Read the guest blog post from Robert Mahowald, IDC Group Vice President, about the second wave of cloud adoption and value.
Don’t Let Your Cloud Security Strategy Get Railroaded by Old Thinking
The standard gauge used for railroads (that is the distance between the rails) in the U.S. is four feet, eight and a half inches, which is an odd number however you look at it. The history behind it is even stranger and is a cautionary tale of assumptions and the consequences of basing decisions on […]
Cloud Strategic Choices: Keep Your Options Open
Just as we are beginning to think that the latest cloud news may have become quite predictable, you run into an article that causes you to pause: “Dropbox moves 90% of its data off Amazon AWS in favor of its own private cloud” What I found interesting about the article, as it relates to what […]
Cloud Adoption is Growing. So What Now?
There is no denying it cloud has moved beyond buzzword and become a key foundation element for over 40% of enterprise organizational strategies. Making the decision to “go cloud” is the easy part. Figuring out how to optimize and deliver on your cloud strategy is another discussion. The “first wave to cloud” was focused on operational […]
Cloud Adoption Today: A View of Cloud Maturity for IT Organizations
By Robert Mahowald, IDC Program Vice President, SaaS and Cloud Services We recently surveyed more than 3,450 executive-level IT decisionmakers in 17 countries to find out their future plans and current state of cloud adoption. What we discovered is pretty remarkable. According to IDC’s CloudView Survey, 57% of organizations are already using or planning to […]