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Go BIG or Go Home!

Go Big or Go Home, seems trite, but it is applicable to IT transformation. Companies that are successfully adopting cloud technologies are taking a transformation approach, not a technical project approach. The larger the scale of the program the more … Continue reading

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It’s all about the content or “What’s in the Case?”

Steve Herrod’s super session was one of the things I enjoyed most about this year’s VMworld. Not only were the technologies and ideas that were introduced inspiring and where I was hoping to see VMware head but there was real … Continue reading

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Solved problems

I took time out a few weeks back to attend Edward Tufte’s One-Day Course on “Presenting Data and Information” and learned several new things and had several ideas reinforced by the methods and examples that Edward used.  One of my … Continue reading

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Cloud Heresy

I’m about to commit a bit of cloud heresy as a technology guy writing about cloud and claiming that it’s really not all about hypervisors, automation and orchestration.  Sure, you need a measure of these components in order to be … Continue reading

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Trusted Cloud

More and more I’m hearing that it is no longer a matter of ‘if’ clients will use cloud computing in some way but a matter of ‘how’ and ‘when’.  Security is often listed as the number one concern regarding cloud … Continue reading

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Strategies for Private Cloud Initiatives

Later this week I’ll be presenting as a part of our EMC Live! webcasts on Building Strategies for Private Cloud Initiatives. I’ve been thinking more about what EMC’s Private Cloud vision means and how it is being implemented by our … Continue reading

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Cloud Differentiators

I’ve spent a lot of time talking with my clients and partners lately about what makes a Private Cloud a cloud. There are many schools of thought on this, no end to the opinions really, but I think it comes … Continue reading

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Clouds on the horizon

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about clouds and the future of IT across the blogosphere: Chuck is always good for a post or two; IBM spoke up the other day; and there are even reports that “Hey, this … Continue reading

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Product Management

Awhile back I got a call on a Friday night that is familiar to many consultants, “Can you be in City X on Monday morning?”¬† The program manager on the other end of the phone remembered hearing that I had … Continue reading

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re: Outsourcing & margins

Ted’s post on Outsourcing almost but not quite totally ignored his best observation: customer satisfaction and margins. This follow-up corrects the oversight. Continue reading

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