Seven specific ways to deliver on the cloud cost savings promise

Moving to the cloud should enable you to save more, do more and execute at a higher speed. But the road to achieving these benefits is by no means automatic for most well-established companies. Mature enterprises tend to have entrenched governance processes and company cultures as well as sizeable legacy footprints, which means their migration […]

A step beyond Cloud 101

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OK, so you want to take the plunge and move your IT stack to the cloud. Good for you. But, and it’s a big but, before you make that leap, look carefully at exactly what you’re doing. For example, it’s true that moving to a cloud should–should–save you money. But, there’s no guarantee. Next, what […]

Oracle Transportation Management (OTM): The journey from on-premise to the cloud

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Have you been using the on-premise version of Oracle’s Transportation Management solution? If so, your system and database admins are likely tasked with supporting some, if not all, of the below infrastructure-related functions: Software / Security patches for weblogic / http server / OBI Server Space Management (old files/temp files/log files/exports) Oracle Patches and Security […]

Cloud migration: Making the right choices up front stacks the odds in your favour

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IT leaders are looking before they leap Bring up the topic of cloud migration with a C-Suite executive and you’ll usually get a positive reaction. Viewed through a business lens, the prospect of cost savings, quicker time to market, and transparent consumption models are all compelling benefits. Have the same discussion with an IT leader, […]

Migration considerations for the cloud

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Enterprises are increasingly migrating their applications to public and private clouds. The main differentiator between public and private cloud migrations is in the availability of native migration tools and services that can accelerate migrations. For instance, AWS has a Database Migration Service that can migrate on premise databases to AWS managed data services. With private […]

What’s ahead for the Infrastructure as a Service market?

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the most mature of all the cloud pillars and is offered by many providers. With IaaS, providers rent out computer hardware — servers, network technology, storage and data center space — so that organizations don’t have to buy it and install it in their own data centers. Customers can provision […]

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 […]

Avoiding the ‘Hotel California’ experience in cloud

JP Morgan advisors recently released a 50-page document outlining the results of a CIO survey. The headline: Public cloud solutions are growing by 20% at the expense of traditional on-premise vendors. This is remarkable but not surprising. During a conversation I had recently with a CIO, we validated this trend. In fact, he had attended an event […]