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The Cloud, SaaS, and IT PPM

July 29, 2009 by

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via mediaproducts.gartner.com In the same vein as the article on BPMS, have you considered a SaaS based IT PPMS (Project and Portfolio Management Systems) tool for your next project? If you are in that process now, you’re in luck as Gartner has recently released their review of those tools. The report can be found here. […]

The Cloud, SaaS and BPMS

July 24, 2009 by

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via bpmfundamentals.files.wordpress.com Many have discussed and commented on Cloud computing’s benefits, as well as its risks, though I have see few discussions on Cloud computing’s impact on business process re-engineering, and how to get from the existing internal business processes to a Cloud computing model. For smaller organizations this may not be as great a […]

Budget issues are biggest driver for cloud services: IDC – Network World

July 24, 2009 by

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Budget issues are biggest driver for cloud services: IDC By Carol Ko , MIS Asia , 07/23/2009 The benefits commonly ascribed to the ‘cloud’ or on-demand model, in order or importance, are “easy/fast to deploy”, “pay only for what you use”, and “offers the latest functionality”, according to a recent IDC research. These three benefits […]

Point, Counterpoint

July 24, 2009 by

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As you have no doubt been anxiously awaiting, below is my response (with a few minor edits) to Mr. Rick Gordon, Managing Director at the Civitas Group in response to his concerns detailed in the post entitled, “Cloud Concerns in Los Angeles?” Dear Mr. Gordon, Thank you for your comments. I completely agree with the […]

Cloud Concerns in Los Angeles?

July 23, 2009 by

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It looks like the City of Los Angeles wants to capitalize on the advantages of Cloud computing (see story here)  Then again, who wouldn’t? It was based on this initiative that I received an e.mail from Mr. Rick Gordon, Managing Director at the Civitas Group, a professional services consulting firm serving the federal, state and […]

Who stands to benefit most quickly?

July 22, 2009 by

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Will you? The shift to cloud computing is underway, and to some degree I can understand the concerns of organizations with tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of employees, though they too can benefit from this shift to cloud computing through an on premise approach. What interests me are the reasons why companies […]

Why wouldn’t you adopt cloud computing?

July 20, 2009 by

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Have you been exploring the cloud computing business paradigm?  Perhaps you’ve heard it getting louder over the last few years?  It certainly seems to be the case particularly in the last 6-12 months as the economic situation and environmental sustainability concerns have amplified those aspects of cloud computing. So, why wouldn’t you do it now? […]