Today’s CIO organizations face a complex array of challenges in managing
the Business Platform (the group of applications and services that implement
the Business Value Chain (BVC)).
The business expects technology innovation as a business differentiator,
demands application portfolio stability, requires change requests to be
handled promptly, experiences growth rates that are often unpredictable and
exponential, and exerts continuous pressure to reduce product time to market.
Complicating this, these challenges are being made to IT with reduced
investment support from the business. At the same time, the very business
model of IT is changing—how applications, content, information, and
infrastructure are delivered.
Technology alone can provide moments of competitive advantage, but they are
not sustainable in isolation. The competition also has access to the latest
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)
Today's IT organizations face a dual challenge of "keeping the lights on"
while providing "new services" at unprecedented rates with reduced investment
support from the business. At the same time, the very business model of IT is
changing - how applications, content, information, and infrastructure are
One of the biggest barriers to business execution and innovation today is
managing complexity. This barrier forces the largest IT investment spend to
be focused on keeping lights on while containing infrastructure sprawl. IT's
inability to focus a majority of its time a... (more)
The Economic Model for Enterprise IT can be thought of as the Business & IT
linkage of demand and supply. In particular, it is the interactive dynamics
of consumption of IT resources by the business and the fulfillment behavior
of processing by IT.
An economic model blueprint for Enterprise IT must orientate service delivery
(people, process and technology) as a digital supply chain. This supply chain
must adhere and be managed against the IT economic model.
The blueprint for an enterprise IT economic model - standardizes 5 key
components of an organization’s operational model in... (more)
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
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)