All this while the IT team is faced with another reality, the main corporate
datacenter has 6-18 months left in terms of shelf life. The datacenter's
power distribution and patch panel design was not built to handle the massive
density and cooling power requirements. The sprawl of unstructured data, app
servers, web servers and now virtual machines is proliferating at a pace that
will force a space crunch in a time frame that is counter to the challenge
from the business in terms of capital preservation and opex reduction.
What does a firm do? The standard playbook is consolidate, virtualize and
automate. This strategy is absolutely critical and is part of a target
foundation that must be built. However, it will NOT solve the challenge of
A different approach needs to be taken. The approach starts with a
fundamental principle - IT delivery must be "as needed... (more)
Adaptivity at Cloud Expo
Organizations have become increasingly dependent on technical infrastructure
to enable customer interactions. As such, the business has a vested interest
in making sure its technology partners understand what constitutes good
customer experience so that it’s prepared for projected volumes and rapidly
knows how to resolve any impediments.
Yet, the industry standard model and best practices for establishing,
managing, and measuring contracts via traditional Service Level Agreements
(SLAs) has not been successful.
In practice most agreements are based on si... (more)
Adaptivity Keynote at Cloud Expo New York
The principles and freedoms of the American dream are finding themselves
resurrected again with cloud computing. The following blog will outline
background, details and living proof that cloud computing is one of the
catalysts of the future that will bring the American dream back!
As an immigrant and soon to be citizen of the United States of America, I
have experienced first hand and continue to experience the greatness of this
country and rewards of the American dream. My belief system of hard work
combined with the principle that "busi... (more)
IT must innovate - it's the new clarion call in this looming recession.
Given the cost pressures required just to keep the lights on, how would IT be
able to convince business to let IT innovate beyond a datacenter clean-up
The answer lies in the basic principle for any IT investment: Intelligence is
king, only now IT needs to be that king in real time. Here are some scenarios
to illustrate the power of real-time information correlation that makes IT a
A standard insurance company function is to have a service center accept
calls about changes to addresses, ... (more)
Adaptivity Keynote at Cloud Expo
Businesses today face a tsunami of challenges unlike it has ever faced in
history: globalization, geo-political, rise of the Internet consumer,
customer mind-share dynamics, proliferation of information and content to
manage and maintain (with regulatory & security concerns).
This requires new ways to do business:
provide an enriched and consistent quality customer experience; conduct
business over any form of electronic channel; rapid adoption of new business
models; transact business in the most efficient & effective means possible;