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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 t... (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)

SOA + Cloud Computing: Next-Generation Enterprise Computing Blueprint

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 delivered. 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 Enterprise IT Economic Model Blueprint for the Cloud

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)

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)