This is a tale of two cloud players, both old-guard IT firms with vested interests in on-premises software sales. One is making a very successful transition to the cloud era, while the other is failing badly. And it’s a familiar story. Microsoft is kicking butt, and IBM is getting its butt kicked.In its most recent […]
Hybrid cloud architectures are currently very popular as a way for enterprises to move to the cloud without abandoning their existing data center investments. At first glance, the strategy makes sense, but there’s a very real danger that the hybrid cloud’s popularity will turn out to be little more than a transitional stage, potentially distracting […]
With the summer solstice in the rear view mirror, those of us north of the equator are preparing for the true summer heat to arrive in force this next month. While BBQs, boating, and your preferred beverage may be the first things on your mind for this next month, many folks in the data center […]
There is no doubt that big data analytics is fast becoming integral to business intelligence. Besides many initial failed projects, primarily due to the massive infrastructure needed to store, process and analyze big data in-house, there is an increasing number of success stories. This gives pause to completely discount the paradigm.Moving big data analytics to […]
Cloud computing has become the de facto standard for organizations around the globe. In a recent study, McAfee concluded that 93 percent of organizations utilize cloud services in some shape or form. More than 80 percent even embrace a “cloud-first” strategy, in which applications are prioritized that can be procured as a service or deployed […]
In 2015, Mary Cecola, CIO of Antares Capital, was faced with a dilemma.At the time, the middle-market private equity firm was a unit of GE Capital. Then GE decided to sell Antares to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in a deal valued at about $12 billion."There were some unique challenges with the Antares […]
A huge opportunity to provide large-scale business innovation with smart strategies and effective execution is tempered by strong competition, legacy perceptions, and a ticking clock to successfully demonstrate relevance and effectiveness.