Tag Archives: ITaaS

The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

No, seriously, we will.  If there is any doubt, I’m here with a set of PowerPoint slides a customer actually dared me to create to show them I could make a useful analogy about anything under my purview.  So they … Continue reading

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Bespoke IT vs. Fit for Purpose

I’ve been focused on blogging over at EMC’s InFocus blog for the last year, but I want to get back to the Practical Polymath and start blogging more frequently about a wider variety of topics. First up is some thoughts … Continue reading

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Analytics and Big Data for Infrastructure

I had an interesting conversation a few weeks ago and was asked where am I placing my big bets for the future of IT. I’ve been very interested in Big Data and Analytics for awhile now and this question made … Continue reading

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This is why “Shadow IT” happens

One of my friends, let’s call him Rich, works for one of the largest school districts in the U.S. as a technology coordinator.  Rich is the business end between the classroom and the prodigious IT resources a top-10 school district … Continue reading

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You can build it but they won’t come unless you invite them

I get e-mail, so much so that I have had to add a category for it.  This one came in Tuesday: I spoke with [client], who has spent a lot of money creating a private cloud for the company.  They … Continue reading

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I want to transform my approach to IT, but…

I get e-mail: Pete, I have a client that wants to explore IT transformation and maybe move to a cloud or “As a Service” model but the managers keep throwing up this objection- At this point the writer inserts one … Continue reading

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