Tag Archives: Cloud

The Infrastructure Engineering Lifecycle – How to Build and Sustain a Top Quartile Infrastructure

There are over 5,000 books on applications development methods on Amazon. There are dozens of industry and government standards that map out the methodologies for application development. And for IT operations and IT production processes like problem and change management, IT … Continue reading

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Using Organizational Best Practices to Handle Cloud and New Technologies

I have extended and updated this post which was first published in InformationWeek in March, 2013. I think it is a very salient and pragmatic organizational method for IT success. I look forward to your feedback! Best, Jim IT organizations … Continue reading

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A Cloudy Future: Hard Truths and How to Best Leverage Cloud

We are long into the marketing hype cycle on cloud. That means that clear criteria to assess and evaluate the different cloud options are critical. Given these complexities, what approach should the medium to large enterprise take to best leverage … Continue reading

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