The role of a technical evangelist

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Several years ago, I wrote this quick blog on evangelism. As this is my new role here at DXC, I thought it worth sharing with this audience, albeit with some modifications.  Enjoy! Recently, I came across this quote regarding the role of an evangelist: “I’m an evangelist. People come to us with a problem, my […]

Five blunders to avoid on your way to the cloud

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The day has finally come to migrate to the cloud. But just a minute, Tex. Let’s do a last minute final review of some of the fundamental mistakes to avoid before you pull the trigger: 1. Leaping into the cloud Some people seem to think that simply shifting to the cloud will magically make IT […]

The cloud-enabled enterprise archetype: Facilitating mobility

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Imagine that your IT environment has zero legacy infrastructure, that your company embraces “access anywhere, anytime,” and follows through with BYOD and other policies to empower employees with mobility. Imagine that your company’s executives believe technology isn’t just about cutting costs, and that your IT teams are actively moving data and applications to the cloud […]

What’s ahead for security and cloud adoption?

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2017 is believed to mark a major turning point in cloud adoption, bringing a rapid acceleration even among those companies and industries that have been reluctant to adopt the cloud in the past due to data security and privacy concerns. Marking a major shift from just two years ago, numerous CEOs and CIOs of global […]

2017 will be a cloud buyer’s market as providers simplify and add capabilities

In 2016, four clear leaders emerged in the cloud provider market, and in 2017 we can expect these leaders to innovate and differentiate through simplicity, automation, analytics and cognitive computing. Without question, the clear leaders in enterprise cloud at the end of 2016 were Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, IBM and Google. In terms of […]

Hints and tips for developing your cloud strategy in 2017

Are you developing a cloud strategy? Have you defined clear decision criteria to determine if your organisation can migrate specific IT services to the cloud? Let’s take a look at cloud services from a few perspectives; it can help you in your journey to the cloud. What is a Cloud Service? Today, cloud is a common term […]

A reality check on ‘everyone’s moving everything to the cloud’

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A recent CIO editorial by Bernard Golden regarding the future of private cloud spurred some interesting commentary in my network. The pushback seemed to focus around the viability of the term “private cloud”. These individuals are well-respected thought-leaders in cloud with significant experience guiding senior IT executives transition to modern architectures, so I decided I’d […]

Increasingly unfounded cloud fears stubbornly remain

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There’s a new cloud security survey out this week, and it shows what I’ve been arguing for some time: Security, while still named a top concern of cloud adoption, is not the No. 1 issue. Most industry leaders agree that the security provided by top-tier cloud providers is equal, if not superior, to what many organizations can do in-house when […]