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Known on the global stage for its indisputable domination in IT, India is at the cusp of a digital revolution, finally on home ground. With its strong push for a digital economy, the Union Budget for 2017, presented by the Finance Minister recently, has only validated this claim. As a ...
Providing guidance or consulting to organizations on cloud computing topics can be really easy, or really tough. In the past most of the initial engagement was dedicated to training and building awareness with your customer. The next step was finding a high value, low risk applicatio...
The two most fundamental requirements of any new technology investment will be covered in our upcoming webinar this week, ‘MaaS’ – Municipality as a Service. Ultimately ROI planning boils down to asking how will this new investment enable our organization to save mone...
Based in Toronto Futurestate IT are another example of the dynamite ventures being pioneered in this startup hub. A key objective of this showcasing innovation theme is to highlight where the Cloud has been leverage to make a new product or service possible, that then underpins this ne...
The GC Community Cloud ITSS documentation stipulates the Cloud service specifications that the Government of Canada plans to deploy, and can be used by external commercial providers as well as internally by Shared Services Canada users. They provide technical design blueprints for secu...
In their recent white paper Enabling IT as a Service (11-page PDF), Cisco describe ‘ITaaS’ as IT as a Service, the ability to buy your technology in the form of a utility service. Our ‘MaaS’ webinar – Municipality as a Service, will focus on how local town...
The previous blog, on Private Cloud Recovery Services, is an example of ‘ITaaS’ – IT as a Service. This is referring to the utility computing nature of what Cloud services offer, and this effect has been underway for many years long before the term Cloud itself became popular. For ex...
The focus of IT as a Service (ITaaS) is generally on the value it would provide with respect to self-service provisioning for both business and IT customers alike. But let’s ignore the business for a moment, shall we? Let’s get downright selfish and consider what benefits there are to ...
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The VMware Cloud Application Platform is especially key to MSPs (Managed Service Providers). Again, like the previous blog, we can look at some real-world RFP procurement scenarios to identify the key drivers that explain why. First, a keystone to this is the inclusion of the Horizon A...
In my experience, for there to be widespread adoption and agreement over a concept, the semantics surrounding that concept must be unique and discrete. If the definition is too broad, there will be too much opportunity for dissenting opinion. NIST’s definition of cloud computing doesn’...
Check in on to the NetApp stand on Foursquare for a chance to win London, UK, 17 September, 2010: NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) is inviting visitors to 360 IT show, taking place in Earls Court, London from the 22-23 September, to check in to their stand at the show on Foursquare http://foursqu...
A key focus of our Cloud venturing activities is on the Professional Services that will be needed to migrate to and manage Cloud based solutions. Core to this process will be development of a ‘Cloud Maturity Model’. Enabling Business Value Transformation Fundamentally the r...
Business transformation is the ideal skill set for an IT organization to adopt to become more commercially oriented. This is because it quantifies project management in terms of business outcomes, such as cash flow improvements and cost reductions, and manages work against these goals....
Our VM Aware principle of ‘extending the private Cloud’ is reflected in the VMware white paper ‘IT Value Transformation Roadmap‘ (24 page PDF), a blueprint for engineering High Performance Organization through business transformations. “This cloud computin...
ISACA, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association just surveyed 1 529 of its members across 50 countries in EMEA. 60% of respondents do not use Cloud Services. How can Log Management help?
To take advantage of the rising number of companies embracing virtual data centers, Cisco, NetApp and VMware are ramping up their collaboration with new design architectures to help customers make virtualized data centers more efficient, dynamic and secure.  The three technology com...
I just finished reading Project California: a Data Center Virtualization Server - UCS (Unified Computing System) from Cisco. It gave an excellent take on Cisco’s view of how UCS benefits a datacenter. It also explains how new technologies from Intel, QLogic and Emulex all complem...