BrandPost: Cloud Migration: Experts to Emulate

With more than a million customers and over 360,000 custom-designed physical servers deployed worldwide, France-based OVH is one of the world’s largest cloud service providers. Started in 1999, this French company has grown quickly. To learn more about their rapid ascent via their cloud strategy and their relationship with VMware, we spoke with Laurent Allard, OVH Vice-Chairman, and Nicolas Savides, VP of Strategy and Partnerships at OVH. Why have they…

July 12, 2018

IDG Contributor Network: Why hybrid integration platforms are key to multi-cloud management

Digital transformation projects present “pervasive integration” challenges that are pushing IT leaders to redefine their integration infrastructure strategy. In fact, according to Gartner, 20% of large organizations are already beginning to implement a bimodal, DIY integration approach via Hybrid Integration Platforms (HIP) to enable seamless connectivity across the enterprise. This ability to integrate anything, anytime and anywhere can be used as a powerful tool for businesses who want to drive…

July 11, 2018

BrandPost: The Future of Computing Is Bigger Than the Cloud

By Dean Alms The importance of cloud computing is almost impossible to overstate. Already, new companies set themselves to run almost entirely on cloud software, while many established firms are adopting it selectively but aggressively. Despite that, the future of business computing is bigger than the cloud. Not every traditional software system will prove to have an equally robust Software-as-a Service replacement, nor will every essential system prove to be…

July 10, 2018

BrandPost: 3 Ways to Boost Organizational Speed

In physics, centripetal force is the law of motion that helps an object safely negotiate a corner.  Railroad engineers and race car drivers live and die by this law, and if they pick up too much speed, the consequences can be catastrophic. Business has its own laws of motion, and though excessive speed may not lead to loss of life, the consequences can be just as real. Despite this, recent…

July 6, 2018

6 ERP trends for 2018

ERP systems are essential to enterprise operations. Yet this core organizational workhorse may not get as much attention as your other systems. That’s a mistake, as significant opportunities to improve cash flow and reduce risk await those who attend to the health of their enterprise resource planning systems. Here’s a look at how organizations are revamping their use of ERP systems to improve organizational outcomes. [ Comparison shopping? See “The…

July 3, 2018

Shadow IT reconsidered: The case for losing control

Employees who go off the reservation to acquire software outside official channels can provoke consternation and alarm in CIOs. But when the digital dust settles, IT organizations and the staff they serve often emerge from these events in a stronger relationship and with improved management. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source:

June 28, 2018

BrandPost: Do You Have the Right Skill Set in Place for Cloud?

Our Question: Do most enterprises have an existing IT skill set to effectively realize the benefits of cloud computing, or do they utilize outside expertise?  If they utilize outside expertise, what type(s) of experts are most in demand? We reached out to key influencers to get their feedback and discuss. Responses: “Most enterprises have adopted some form of Cloud Computing engagement in the past 5 years which has driven demand…

June 27, 2018

IDG Contributor Network: The World Cup runs on the cloud

When huge global events like the World Cup or Olympics occur, demand for certain services can increase dramatically. From ticket sales, to ecommerce, to video streaming, the temporary increase in demand is the perfect use case for cloud computing. Can you imagine the amount of infrastructure it takes to stream the World Cup online? From June 14 to July 15, demand for online streaming from providers like Fox Sports, Telemundo,…

June 25, 2018

6 most-dreaded IT projects

The projects that most IT professionals dread are the thankless yet essential tasks that garner little acknowledgment or respect. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source:

June 25, 2018

BrandPost: How and Why to Crowdsource Governance for Modern BI

BI and analytics have evolved—so should governance Modern BI has made self-service analysis possible and organizations have realized incredible benefits democratizing data and crowdsourcing new insights. Yet somehow the idea of self-service governance still seems inconceivable. Governance is necessary in modern analytics because data and dashboards are more widely shared but should enable data and content access rather than restrict it. These practices and processes help the right people access…

June 21, 2018