Category: Technology Strategy

Maybe IT wasn’t completely wrong

Use caution with cloud-based software

Not too long ago, business leaders had to go to IT to get new software approved and installed. Now, enterprise grade business applications are a Google search and credit-card swipe away. And the quality and variety are outstanding! Want to get your team collaborating and reduce the volume of email? A quick web search will… Read more »



Finding Opportunity in the Cloud: Infrastructure-as-a-Service

In our first post in the Finding Opportunity in the Cloud series, we defined what “The Cloud” is. Now that we know what cloud is, we’ll dig into the types of cloud services. There are three types of cloud service, each meeting the specific requirements of different types of business problems. The first type of… Read more »



Finding opportunity in the cloud

Cloud computing

The Cloud. Even for an industry rife with hyperbole and marketing abuses, “The Cloud” stands out as one of the most inflated and misunderstood concepts in technology. Unfortunately, this misinformation leads to businesses making poor decisions about how, when, and why to implement cloud computing. In this series of blog posts, we’ll help to clarify… Read more »



Top 4 Concerns Companies Have About Cloud Services

Business leaders top concerns about adopting cloud services are changing. While security and cost still give company leadership the jitters, it seems these fears are lessening while concerns about vendor lock-in and compliance/governance are growing*. However, in an informal Twitter poll, we found that IT leaders were still ranked security and a loss of control… Read more »



Three Reasons IT Departments Are Struggling to be Relevant

IT is Struggling to be Relevant

Abrasively offensive? Humorously inept? Out of touch? Which vision do you think of when you think of the “IT guy”? I’ve had countless conversations in my career with people who feel the stereotypes are very accurate. I’ve heard story after story of the IT people who just don’t get it. It’s important to understand this… Read more »