IT Infrastructure

Blindsided by the Hype Around On-Demand IT? Here’s the Skinny to Keep You Updated

Blindsided by the Hype Around On-Demand IT? Here’s the Skinny to Keep You Updated

The combination of technological advances around cloud, mobility, big data, analytics and virtualization has redefined how IT Services are estimated, shaped, delivered, maintained and billed. The days of fixed-everything are over. In today’s volatile markets, the fixed-everything model is ludicrous. Businesses want flexible, on-demand, right-sized solutions to fit their immediate business needs. But the marketing […]

Reducing Costs While Improving Patient Safety

Reducing Costs While Improving Patient Safety

How healthcare providers are cutting costs and improving patient care by integrating IMS, Compliance, Business Intelligence and Mobility solutions According to Gartner, the pace and magnitude of IT-enabled changes in the healthcare sector will increase dramatically during this decade. Highly available, aware and responsive infrastructures are fast becoming the focus of CIOs, with attention shifting […]

How to Transform Quality Care by Strengthening IT Infrastructure

How to Transform Quality Care by Strengthening IT Infrastructure

There will be valuable insights shared by a former COO and a current CIO on such topics as: Value Based Purchasing Population Management Building a Cost Effective IT Infrastructure Patient Safety Underlying it all is a health information technology system.  Our two guest speakers realized they needed a strategic partner to help them.  After going […]

Top 9 Innovation Trends in Outsourcing for 2015

Top 9 Innovation Trends in Outsourcing for 2015

Robotics, Analytics or Multi-channel enagagement? This report explores the innovative practices businesses are implementing in their outsourcing agreements. It is based on 100 in-depth interviews with senior outsourcing buyers. More than four fifths (83%) of buyers say they have experienced innovation in their outsourcing relationships Nine in ten (92%) say their outsourcing partners want to […]

Running IT at Two Speeds

Running IT at Two Speeds

Imagine this: two trains leaving the station, side by side. One is a freight train, ambling along at a very predictable pace, carefully transporting the raw materials a company needs to conduct basic business. Nothing glamorous, but it gets the job done. The other is a bullet train—sleek, aerodynamically designed, zipping along at high speed; […]

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Beware the IT Midlife Crisis

Beware the IT Midlife Crisis

It’s happening at a record rate. Twenty years, thirty years into a successful long-term relationship, something snaps.  All of a sudden, that hot young thing that everyone’s talking about looks a lot better than the reliable, predictable world back home.  You’re not unhappy.  After all, you’ve grown up with what you have, you’ve seen each […]

Transition to Cloud: Challenges and Best Practices

Transition to Cloud: Challenges and Best Practices

Just a short while ago—around 2010—the CIOs of many major companies were understandably reluctant to adopt the cloud as their strategic IT solution. Cloud was more of a promising concept that was widely discussed, but very few enterprise leaders really had a clear picture of the possible capabilities and benefits vs. the pitfalls associated with […]

Should CIO Be a Part-Time Job?

Should CIO Be a Part-Time Job?

Forgive me if the title of this article elevated your blood pressure or caused undue anxiety. The goal here is not to discount the role of the CIO in today’s business environment but to point out the fact that, in many companies, that role has significantly changed. Almost every company is becoming technology-centric, with digital […]

Six Tips for Telcos to Cross the Cloud Chasm

Six Tips for Telcos to Cross the Cloud Chasm

Cloud technologies are changing both consumer and business behaviors. Breaking down barriers associated with storage and compute power, cloud solutions are freeing users from the limits of their smartphones, tablets and PCs allowing them to access unlimited resources and pay only for what they need. But how do providers of cloud services and solutions move […]

The Two Cups of Coffee Attack and Other Data Security Breaches You May Never Suspect

The Two Cups of Coffee Attack and Other Data Security Breaches You May Never Suspect

You’ve spent a lot of time securing your company’s data—with firewalls and intrusion detectors, passwords and policies. You’ve invested in vulnerability tests to identify your weakest links and conducted penetration testing to find out if these vulnerabilities could turn into liabilities. But, with all these security precautions in place, one guy, carrying two cups of […]

Top Five Reasons for IT Directors to Outsource IT Services

Top Five Reasons for IT Directors to Outsource IT Services

Fear of surrendering control is probably the main factor holding many IT directors back from realizing the benefits of outsourcing IT services. But if you can find an IT services supplier who will work with you in a genuine partnership, understanding the specific needs of your business, it soon becomes clear that this fear is […]

Five Big Myths About Managing Applications in the Cloud

Five Big Myths About Managing Applications in the Cloud

Say the word ‘cloud’ and the energy in the room instantly increases. People move to the edge of their chairs.  Eyes light up and more often than not, lively conversation ensues. This excitement is not unfounded. Cloud computing is one of the biggest things to disrupt  the IT industry in decades; and a delivery model […]

The Biggest Hiring Mistakes CIOs Make and How to Avoid Them

The Biggest Hiring Mistakes CIOs Make and How to Avoid Them

In companies large and small, the role of IT has dramatically changed. Instead of a cost center, it has become a business enabler—a problem solver charged with both innovation and keeping the underlying infrastructure running. At the same time, multi-sourcing with a variety of providers is now the norm. In the future, a mid-size company […]

The One Big Mistake Companies Make When Selecting Cloud Providers

The One Big Mistake Companies Make When Selecting Cloud Providers

Here’s the scenario: you’re reviewing cloud providers—asking all of the tough questions, complete with exhaustive discussions on security, agility and price. You sign on the dotted line, deploy and feel pretty good about your choices. A few months later, reality strikes. You forgot to ask about the one vital thing that could transform your cloud […]

ITO Infrastructure: Headaches and Hot Buttons | Article

ITO Infrastructure: Headaches and Hot Buttons | Article

When asked about current ITO infrastructure challenges, industry experts opened the floodgates, revealing that they’ve been inundated by a tsunami of customer demands for 24/7 IT infrastructure speed and agility. “The consumer market and increased awareness of sourcing have triggered the expectation of 100 percent availability of infrastructure services, as well as uniform speed,” remarks […]