Latest IT investment trend? Cost-cutting tech that also transforms

Spend money to save money is an age-old aphorism. No statement may ring more true today for IT leaders hungry to disrupt, as CIOs are investing in digital technologies that both reduce operating costs and transform the business. Cloud services, robotic process automation (RPA) and cognitive technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) boost performance and facilitate operations at a fraction of the cost of more traditional…

May 24, 2019
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BrandPost: Smart IT: Manage your IT infrastructure with ease and confidence

Today’s smart home technology makes managing life much simpler. With the ease of a cell phone, anyone can monitor and control many electronics in the home. From hundreds of miles away, you can easily turn on and off lights, appliances, air conditioning, sprinkler systems – and even an outdoor fountain. While remote monitoring and control is nice to have in the home, it is essential for today’s digitally transformed data…

May 24, 2019
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BrandPost: Save money on multi-cloud deployments. AKA: Take back Monday.

It’s Monday morning. For one unfortunate CIO, that means a tedious, time-consuming meeting with the CFO to review expenditures on each of the organization’s cloud accounts. After migrating many workloads to the cloud, their usage for these services is out of control. With multiple cloud providers, it’s difficult and time consuming to keep on top of who’s spending what. The dreaded Monday morning meetings I asked this CIO how they…

May 24, 2019
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BrandPost: From Traditional to Agile Software Development – Changing Culture, Processes, and Architecture

Delivering working, tested, and deployable software on a continuous basis delights customers and gives organizations more visibility and adaptability throughout project lifecycles. But making this transition from traditional to agile development means adjustments for the entire organization – from management and collaboration to software development and testing. As a recent product group leader within Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)1, I was part of a team that successfully worked through this transformation….

May 24, 2019
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BrandPost: How composability helps drive innovation and automation across the datacenter

Almost every business is going throughsome sort of digital transformation. And that digital transformation is really about how they can leverage IT to connect with their customers faster and more effectively. The whole idea of digital transformation and becoming a digital business is driving a new set of behaviors in the way enterprises run – and as a result – in the way IT needs to support them. With that,…

May 24, 2019
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BrandPost: Conflicting viewpoints disrupting your cloud adoption? How to bring everyone together.

When conflicting viewpoints threaten to disrupt your cloud program, effective leaders know they must build consensus. Healthy debate is good, but not at the price of progress. Far too many times, great programs start out well, only to stall because of in-fighting and conflict. One way to get back on track is through a leadership forum – a workshop that facilitates communication breakthroughs and aligns leaders. Why you need a…

May 24, 2019
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BrandPost: Cloud Transition – 5 Best Practices to Follow

Is your business transitioning from on-premises infrastructure to multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, or both? If you answered yes to any of these, you are embarking on the single most significant technology shift your company will face over the next decade. Whether you are looking to move one workload or shutdown an entire data center, the transformation is complex and full of difficulty. Successful cloud adoption dictates a razor-sharp focus and a…

May 24, 2019
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BrandPost: How Hybrid Cloud Simplifies Data Sovereignty Challenges

Many organizations are turning to the public cloud, taking advantage of the speed it enables developers to deploy applications in their organizations.  According to IDG in their 2018 Cloud Computing Survey, 73% of organizations have at least one application, or a portion of their computing infrastructure in the cloud.[1] But in some cases, certain data and applications cannot run in the public cloud due to data sovereignty and compliance policies.  How…

May 24, 2019
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IDG Contributor Network: Are tech/business evangelists necessary to ensure your company stays relevant?

Technology/business evangelist is a fairly new position in many companies, but an absolutely necessary one and well worth the price tag to maintain resilience and relevance. In this day and age affective communications between the C-suite stakeholders, vendors, partners, potential customers and investors are extremely important to every business whether it be start-up, mid-tier or enterprise. Entrepreneurial energy is running rampant and the lifespan of companies are “here today, gone…

May 22, 2019
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At Mitel, kaizen proves key to streamlining business processes

In 2014, Jamshid Rezaei inherited a sprawling IT structure when he became CIO of Mitel Networks, which had acquired rivals and complementary concerns in pursuit of a strategy for providing unified communications systems (UCS) via the cloud. Mitel’s 3,500 workers, many of whom joined from acquisitions such as Aastra Technologies, Shoretel Networks and Toshiba’s unified communications business, worked with an assortment of 18 ERP systems, 12 CRM systems, 5 HR…

May 22, 2019
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