IT Management

More and more organizations are digitally transforming their business by moving to the cloud.  This isn’t surprising—but it does present a challenge to the IT team who is increasingly becoming a “broker” for these cloud services.   IT (despite not controlling the underlying infrastructure, platforms, or even applications providing the cloud service) is still on the…

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By: wheaps
May 3, 2017
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I live in Reston, Virginia (the runway of Dulles Airport) and I missed both my wake-up calls this morning as I had the window cracked to hear the all night rain. 6:15 am EDT, no school bus  backing up into my townhouse cluster to pick up a few of the children, nor the low dull…

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Oct 29, 2012
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I had the fantastic opportunity to participate in a live Cloud discussion: Get off my Cloud:  Floating the Risks of Big Data Storage on Huff Post Live during their inaugural week of going live with streaming news and discussions leveraging Google+ Hangouts to bring in live guests. This Cloud and technology thing might be catching…

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Aug 24, 2012
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  I couldn’t resist this opportunity to discuss high availability, speed to root cause, speed to restoration, security and mission critical services. We sit on the eve of the largest single sporting event that comes around only every 4 years and the recent headlines are, “Twitter Down 2012:  Service Out for Users Throughout the World”. I…

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Jul 27, 2012
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IT Transformation is and has been a hot topic for >20 years. Wow! I was speaking to one of my analyst friends at Forrester not too long ago and we were chatting about how much waste exists in annual IT spend just “Keeping the Lights On” and how these metrics haven’t changed in >20 years….

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Jul 19, 2012
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Travis just posted, “Unlike the Weather, You Can Choose Your Cloud”, discussing the recent power outages we experienced here in the Northern VA area last week. As a native of this area, thunder storms and hurricanes do pass our way and affect us during this time of year. Late May of 2008, we had a…

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Jul 12, 2012
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In my last post, Eat or be Eaten – IT Transformation Underway, I discussed the transformation IT as we know it is undergoing. Last week I had the opportunity to listen to my good friend Eveline Oehrlich of Forrester present Reboot Service Management as hosted by ITSM Academy, confirming many of the discussion points from…

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May 22, 2012
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Let’s end the week with a little tongue in cheek humor. I started the week on a conference call on Monday and as I was looking out the window, a large bird came swooping past my window to land in a tree overlooking my patio.Curiosity of a Scorpion was getting the best of me to figure…

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May 11, 2012
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IT is in the midst of a great transformation and wrote about this in a previous blog, as referenced by a CIO article and a Forrester blog. For those of us who have been in and around IT for the past 20 years, we’ve seen this ebb and flow of change. New technology, growth of…

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May 9, 2012
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Last week Kim S. Nash, Senior Editor for CIO, publshed an insightful article, “Top CIOs Predict the Five-Year Future of the CIO”. I’ll paraphrase a few of the key points that I jotted down and stuck out when I read through the article: CIO of the future will be an Entrepreneur, Futurist, Global Talent Scout, Connector,…

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May 7, 2012
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