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The Challenge of Cloud Integration

February 1, 2011

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If you have not seen or read James Urquhar’s recent articles on “’Go to’ clouds of the future”, I encourage you to do so. It’s a great assessment of today’s service providers position in the marketplace as they transition to cloud computing models. I’m inclined to agree with several of the points that James makes in […]

Your Roadmap To The Clouds – III

March 14, 2010

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Transforming the Enterprise to Support Dynamic Innovation In part 2, we discussed some of the initiatives to abstract the enterprise and create a virtual enterprise presence in the cloud.  In part 3, we will take a look at Business and Technology Integration Transformation Initiatives to support the Next Generation Enterprise Transformation and Dynamic Innovation.  What […]

Your Roadmap To The Clouds – II

March 11, 2010

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Next Generation Enterprise Transformation In part I, we began our journey towards next generation enterprise transformation.  In part II, we will discuss some of the initiatives to abstract the enterprise, and create a virtual enterprise presence in the cloud. Last time, we spoke of undertaking initiatives, but what kind of initiatives?  Executive level, leadership initiatives, […]

Your Roadmap To The Clouds – I

March 10, 2010

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Next Generation Enterprise Transformation Thank you for your patience while I gathered my thoughts on positioning the enterprise for cloud computing.  In the article, “Silicon in the Cloud“, we discussed the influence of semiconductor innovation, particularly multi-core developments, on systems virtualization, and the resulting business model innovation seen in cloud computing. And in the 3 […]

Innovation and Risk in the Clouds (Part 3 of 3)

February 11, 2010

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In part 1 and part 2 we covered the alignment between strategy, organizational culture, innovation, and cloud computing; and discussed the risk of innovation in the cloud.  Now lets turn our attention towards our respective organizations. Innovation in the world of business occurs in organizations ready to take an acceptable level of managed, calculated, and […]

Innovation and Risk In The Clouds (Part 2 of 3)

February 10, 2010

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In part 1 of innovation and risk in the clouds, I focused on the alignment between strategy, organizational culture, innovation, and cloud computing.  In part 2 we will discuss some of the risks and challenges cloud computing presents. Do you remember the last time you took a risk?  The first time?  Do you remember the […]

Innovation and Risk In The Clouds (Part 1 of 3)

February 8, 2010

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Do you have reservations about cloud computing?  You are not alone.  Cloud computing is no panacea.  You may wonder then why I’m a cloud computing advocate.  Well, simply put, it has the best business model potential I have seen in the marketplace since the advent of the Internet. While it is true that the underlying […]