Category Archives: CIO

Data Sovereignty and Cloud Migration

The value proposition of cloud computing is highly compelling. The cloud offers rapid provisioning of low cost compute resources, decreased burden of capital expenditures and geographically dispersed workloads. Many global companies are eager to shift and often leap forward with … Continue reading

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Technical Debt…A Fickle Mistress

Responsible application ownership involves examination and planning for all phases within the life-cycle of their systems. Just like in your personal finances, living off of technical credit will add exponential overhead to your bottom line. Continue reading

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IT 2.0 – Transformation Perspectives

Not too long ago I wrote a blog post (I.T. 2.0 – The Death of Design>Build>Run) that discussed the value to business of moving away from operational IT mindsets and towards a newer IT Paradigm. Although generally well received, I … Continue reading

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Considering DBaaS (Database as a Service)

When planning to use a DBaaS solution, customers will likely need help with tasks such as deployment, migration, support, off-site backup, system integration and disaster recovery. Then there are the applications that connect to the database and the databases themselves … Continue reading

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Migrating Applications to the Cloud

“Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint” -Don Marquis To the cloud! One of the first things you may be lead to believe about migrating applications to the … Continue reading

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IT 2.0 The Death of Design>Build>Run

It is easy to see how rapidly IT is evolving. As was foretold, technology continues to change at an increasing pace. Emerging technologies which increase the amount and relevance of information are driving businesses to explore more agile and efficient … Continue reading

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Swimming in the IT Value Stream

Before 2001, when information technology promised companies a means to greater advantage, the general thought was that greater IT investment meant greater advantage. So, IT spend was focused on growing company IT infrastructures and staffing highly technical staff to support … Continue reading

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Enterprise Architecture & the Edge of the Cloud

So you are a functional IT leader feeling the pressure around cloud migration. You don’t know what a VPC is but have learned about the “Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS)” and other opportunities are out there. Which is the correct … Continue reading

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Data Darwinism – Evolving the IT Development Paradigm

Data asset-based strategies must be reliable, repeatable, and produce beneficial results that are well beyond their costs. Typically, organizations derive their IT strategy based on known business need at a given point in time. Applications are created to provide answers … Continue reading

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