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We are entering a new phase of IT where organizations must orient delivery of service across the entire IT supply chain to behave and operate in a real time manner. Those organizations that don’t embark on this transformational journey will not deliver the desired business growth and maximized shareholder value that is the fiduciary responsibilities of IT executives in support of their businesses. Let’s call this the Service Orientation of IT, where leading innovative firms are using as a strategy to improve the long term competitive position of business – by delivering anytime, anywhere information and processing as the business needs/when they need it. Service Orientation of IT require firms to implement well targeted capabilities of service agility, optimized transaction IT unit cost and dynamic execution control into a “service-oriented” IT (SOIT) platform. A ... (more)

New CIO Playbook: Positioning IT as Strategic to the Business

Chief Information Officer on Ulitzer According to a Smart Enterprise Magazine CIO report, three-quarters of today's CIOs help their companies develop new products or services. Gartner Group's 2008 Worldwide Survey of CIOs, 85 percent of CIOs are now looking toward "IT to make the difference in their enterprise strategy." This move away from "keeping the lights on" to a focus on business strategy and external customer interaction is completely changing the day to day activities of today's CIO. The result of IT's executive leadership becoming a "part of" vs. a "supporter of" the bus... (more)

Fit for Purpose Datacenters to Enable Clouds

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer The trigger for this post is a conversation I've had far too often with an IT executive who has  an ambitious plan to leverage hypervisor virtualization to create a new data center infrastructure upon which his entire business would run.  The goals are laudable; dramatic cost reductions, increased availability, decreased time to market (as measured by how long it takes to provision a VM)...all things any sensible business or IT executive wants, right?  But when I asked about their plans for business applications that didn't fit his deployment opti... (more)

Clouds for the Enterprise Security & Performance

Cloud Security Journal The intent of the blogs is to provide the thought leadership for readers seeking to create a sound strategy for exploiting cloud computing for the enterprise. Foundational principles of enterprise-class clouds To create a real-time enterprise, firms must assemble an IT operation that executes as the business behaves: on demand, ad-hoc and predictable calendar events The IT delivery model must accommodate an as-needed/when-needed set of capabilities that deliver information, processing, and collaboration in an on-demand manner Operational risk cannot be sac... (more)

How the Enterprise Cloud Computing Affects the Datacenter

Adaptivity at Cloud Expo There are a variety of applications that support numerous business lines across an enterprise. These applications exhibit a wide range of operational characteristics as they service the diverse business demands. That diversity is the key to business success, but it has consequences. Ask an enterprise application architect about how IT should run a data center and you will find that the range of behaviours exhibited across the portfolio of applications cannot be run on one set of standard platform configurations. Most critical applications have extreme ope... (more)