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Application Portfolio Rationalization – A playbook for the CIOs

Application Portfolio Rationalization is not just a buzz word, and it is not just for mega corporations – it is a business imperative that needs to be tackled head-on by more small and medium sized businesses as well as the very large. application portfolio rationalization can improve your bottom line

The First 100 Days of a New CIO

What do the first 100 days of a new CIO look like and should look like? While people know that the role of Chief Information Officer is integral to the success of the company, so much of what a CIO actually does to keep the business running occurs behind the

Don’t let SLAs set a low bar for expectations

SLAs (Service Level Agreements) can feel generous when you're negotiating a contract, but when you get into the thick of execution they can easily leave you wanting more. Processes enter a cycle of continual improvement and begin to flow more smoothly, allowing room for optimization of the platform and delivery

Post-Merger Information Technology Rationalization

Post-Merger Information Technology Rationalization is an important, but invasive and complex task. Rationalization describes the process of determining which applications to keep and which to discard when companies want to make their IT departments more efficient and streamlined. Most companies find that they experience technology bloat over time. Some users

Bimodal IT in Large Enterprises: Opportunities, Risks and Rewards

Can Elephants Dance? Bimodal IT in Large Enterprises seems like a challenge of similar proportion. Bimodal IT offers a strategy that makes an awful lot of sense in theory. Right now, the questions thrown back and forth are largely supposition with, of course, a great deal of weighed experience in

Little-Known Security Loopholes Your Enterprise Needs to Close ASAP

Enterprises must be aware of security loopholes beyond the major and obvious ones. These little-known security loopholes are often overlooked and consequently, what are seemingly small issues will lead to big problems. The modern office workforce is changing, and rapidly. Cubicles and desks are no longer the only places where

Data Driven IT Strategy Enhances Operational Efficiency

Are you using a data driven IT strategy to enhance operational efficiency? New generations of data analytics and SaaS provide companies with the ability to make better real-time decisions and more effectively collaborate with partners. Below are just a few of the ways in which a data driven IT strategy

10 Ways to Attract and Retain the Best Tech Talent

What are some great ways to attract and retain the best tech talent?  Here are 10-ideas to lower attrition and help build a vibrant tech workforce. IT departments in Fortune 500 companies have the highest turnover rates in the country, with a median tenure of less IT departments in Fortune

Docker and the Containerization Revolution

Docker and the Containerization Revolution: Is it real? Is it relevant? Is it results-based? Let's evaluate the emergence of Docker and the containerization revolution. Even in a world as hypercharged as the software-development industry, the rapid rise of application containerization has made it the wunderkind of 2016. Thanks to Docker,

Peeling the Mergers and Acquisitions Onion

Mergers and Acquisitions are commonplace occurrences in today’s business world, and chances are if you are not planning one today, it is because you just concluded one. Compounded by the amount of third party supplier and partner relationships that are part of the make-up of many companies today, a growing