Four reasons for adopting a hybrid IT operating model and becoming a broker of services

four-wooden-puzzle-pieces

Today, a growing numbers of organizations’ business units are consuming public cloud services directly, in many cases bypassing central IT governance. It’s up to IT organizations to adopt a hybrid IT operating model to centralize the management of resources – and stay relevant in age of more agile public cloud services. The challenge facing many […]

Understanding public cloud governance best practices

cloud-computing-concept-on-blackboard

IT governance in general is complex. Cloud governance is even more so because the whole point of cloud is to give up some level of control to developers. That means instead of a small handful of trusted admins performing every action, a wide range of individuals in many different roles may have self service capabilities. […]

How to effectively migrate SAP to the cloud

geese-migrating-in-sky-with-clouds

Most large organizations face similar cost and licensing challenges when it comes to transitioning SAP to a cloud-native environment. For decades now, running SAP throughout the enterprise has required expensive infrastructure and personnel. Organizations also have found that it is cumbersome and costly to develop, test and deploy SAP applications. So the ability to start […]

The ins and outs of application compatibility on Microsoft Azure

puzzle-piece

Many of our customers want to move their existing applications to the public cloud but are concerned about potential compatibility issues. This is a complex topic so I will attempt to address it by focusing on an application’s execution model and using Microsoft Azure to illustrate my points. Leading public clouds like Microsoft Azure provide […]

When cloud makes sense — and when it doesn’t

Public cloud computing has surfed an extended wave of hype that may finally have crested. Sure, public cloud is fast and you can buy it with a credit card, but IT organizations have learned they have little visibility into what’s going to the cloud. Which apps are moving? Are they the right apps? Are they […]

CFOs are saving millions by moving to consumption-based IT models

Glass Building

Flexible consumption-based IT models offer organisations a smart way to access new technology on a pay-per-use basis. By transitioning to a consumption-based model, organisations are saving millions in IT costs and experiencing ongoing YOY savings. Furthermore, transparent rates and pay-per-use pricing makes forecasting future IT expenditure easier and moves IT from a cost centre to […]

Self-paid cloud migration: Releasing capital from ageing infrastructure

Keeping pace with today’s digitised business environment is an ongoing challenge for most organisations. In order to stay relevant, IT needs to innovate rapidly and respond to almost constant business and technological changes. While the rise of cloud computing solutions has enabled many organisations to transform digitally and to adopt more agile ways of doing […]

Cloud adoption: The good design decisions that will get you there faster

good vs bad

New businesses are often created with agility at their core. Many are already taking advantage of cloud technology and understand its impact on growth and relevancy. For other organizations, adopting cloud computing can be a much bigger challenge. How do these organizations accelerate the adoption of cloud computing and how can they do it in […]

The hidden gaps in public and private clouds

This blog was originally published by Concerto Cloud Services. Since then, Concerto Cloud Services has become DXC Concerto, the mid-market cloud offering within DXC Technology. Despite ample marketing hype, there is no panacea when it comes to cloud computing. No silver bullets, no one-size-fits-all. As with any technology, there are merely strengths, weaknesses and tradeoffs. […]

Can you top “anything and everything as a service”?

Healthcare IT

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 16 years since our first exposure to Software as a Service – or SaaS.  Since then the initial letter has been substituted with virtually every descriptor one can imagine. Many of the most popular are listed here with an incredible duplication of acronyms: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) […]