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The virtuous circle of cloud adoption

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It just turned 2019 and people are still saying the cloud is “just someone else’s computers.” Excuse me, I lost sight of my keyboard because my eyes were rolling too hard. Fortunately, that antediluvian attitude is disappearing from IT departments.  What’s bringing that about, according to a recent survey (pdf) from open-source Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) foundation Cloud […]

Wheel of Fortune: Don’t let your data backup services land on bankrupt

Data backup is one of those daily tasks that resembles Wheel of Fortune. If a backup fails occasionally or you forget to swap media once in a while, the odds are good that the spinner on your wheel of fortune won’t cost you anything. Until the day it settles on “bankrupt,” and all those occasional […]

6 steps for moving to a digital operating model in the cloud

Moving to the cloud was supposed to be simple, right? So why are many IT managers — even those experienced in IT change — finding cloud adoption far more difficult than they expected? One big reason is that moving to the cloud represents a new and different kind of change. The cloud involves not only […]

Cloud computing trends that will affect your business in 2019

Barriers to enterprise adoption of cloud computing including security concerns and regulatory compliance continue to crumble. As new cloud computing capabilities mature, such as support for containers and serverless computing, multi-cloud environments are becoming the platform of choice for innovation and digital transformation. Cloud computing, a fundamental component of the digital trends affecting businesses today, […]

It’s time to move HR apps to the cloud

Companies that started their digital transformation journey with customer-facing applications like sales or marketing and are prioritizing their next steps, or companies just beginning to migrate legacy apps to the cloud, should put human resources (HR) at the top of the list. After all, what’s more important to the success of the business than hiring […]

How the 2019 digital trends impact Asia – Part 2

DXC recently released six digital trends that will drive the market in 2019. In my previous post, I addressed three trends that center around “data gravity.” In this post, I want to tie together the other three trends: Enterprises adopt next generation IoT platforms. Enterprises enter an age of information enlightenment. Enterprises redesign customer experiences […]

Disaster Recovery as a Service offers another way to simplify IT

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Disaster recovery as an IT simplification strategy. Really? You bet. Disaster recovery demands a degree of commitment that’s hard to sustain. You know you need to prepare for the inevitable, but it requires discipline to maintain backups. It requires budget to keep a stable of “dark hardware” ready, just in case. And, if something does […]

Prevention tips for Office 365 security threats

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Office 365 has become a go-to standard for messaging needs.  The growth of features, functionality and managed service offerings has given Office 365 customers a stable and secure solution.  Unfortunately, bad actors such as spammers, hackers and phishers have also grown in number and sophistication.  The Redmond Channel Partner Magazine recently documented how much sneakier […]

How the 2019 digital trends impact Asia – Part 1

DXC recently identified six digital trends that will drive the market in 2019.  I want to describe how these trends will impact the Asia market in a two-part blog series. In this first post, I address these three digital trends: Enterprises go after digital business moonshots. Action at the edge disrupts the cloud. Enterprises begin […]

2019 IT trend: Enterprises will begin closing their data centers

Is the enterprise data center dying? How dead is it? Working as an IT architect for much of my life, this is a surprising question to hear from me.  In truth, the data center within a single enterprise has been yielding to leveraged, multitenant data centers for quite some time. The leverage that can be […]