cloud maturity

March 27, 2019

CLOUD

Enter The Cloud Maturity Era (Until The Next One)

The amount of innovation coming from the cloud industry is evidence of the industry maturing. Customers are now evaluating and planning to adopt more advanced solutions between on-premises and public clouds than just IaaS and SaaS, and the industry is responding to this demand with a new generation of offerings

November 1, 2017

CLOUD

Cisco Live Cancun: Only For The Mature

Cisco Live is a great platform to learn new technologies, trends, talk to experts about several topics from a technical or business perspective and leverage some of the greatest minds in the IT Industry. You’ll have the opportunity to meet peers from several industries that somehow, share similar challenges as you with regards to IT […]

June 13, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud and On-Premises: The Best of Two Worlds

Let’s be honest, when most IT people are questioned about cloud, immediately they would mention either Amazon (AWS) or Microsoft Azure; some may also mention Google Cloud Platform, IBM SoftLayer or even Rackspace. All of them are Public Cloud providers with their own expertise and offering as well as market share. According to a Forbes recent article, the more AWS and Azure compete to win customers, the greater the innovation and growth in Public Cloud adoption. The article has some interesting data points but, for the purpose of this blog,

January 26, 2017

CLOUD

Top 5 Reasons to Assess Your Cloud Adoption Maturity in 2017

As highlighted in IDC’s recent CloudView Survey post, almost 78% of organizations use some form of cloud today, yet only 3% of the companies IDC surveyed have optimized cloud strategies in place. The most mature cloud organizations are defined by their use of DevOps, hybrid and multi-provider clouds, micro-services, and containers, and they consume cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) and security applications. In fact, greater cloud maturity leads to millions of dollars in annual benefits per cloud-based application. ($3M in additional revenue and $1M reduced costs.)

November 29, 2016

CLOUD

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’ […]

February 1, 2016

CLOUD

Driving Business Outcomes with the Second Wave of Cloud Adoption

Do you remember when cloud services first emerged? Driving operational efficiency was the name of the game – specifically reducing IT costs. Now, as organizations continue to innovate themselves, many are expecting their cloud services to be instrumental in digitization efforts that can improve business growth and drive innovation. A Cisco-sponsored IDC survey revealed that a second […]