Cloud-as-Code: A Key Ingredient for Achieving Cloud Nirvana

While consumers increasingly expect IT systems that deliver anytime, anywhere, enriched experiences, as well as competitive pricing, businesses of all types are hurrying to meet these demands, digitally. But to be truly digital, they must achieve IT capacity at scale, agility with speed, and innovation at a reduced cost. Getting there means that underlying applications […]

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Demystifying the Role of Governance in AWS Cloud Operations

As more and more businesses tap into the infinite capacity offered by the cloud, two concerns increasingly require their attention: operations and governance.  This is particularly true with powerful cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, whose agility, speed, elasticity and innovation are made available on easy-to-use models, thus offering tremendous capability, along with […]

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Five Steps to Ensure Continuous Security with an Agile Approach

While there’s plenty of research on integrating security into Agile software methodologies, we’re often left only with “security sandwiches,“ where security is discussed upfront and at the far end of the development process rather than  throughout. Corporate security remains an isolated department at many organizations, one that lives outside the Agile/DevOps/Pod team practice. Developers have […]

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Is Your Brand Digitally Assured?

Imagine your car breaks down on the highway, and you call your insurer for help. A friendly and courteous agent (not an automated interactive voice response system) takes down the details, has your car towed to your preferred garage, and dispatches a cab to take you to your destination. How nice would that be? How […]

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Combating the Double-Edged Sword of Hyperconnectivity within the Manufacturing Enterprise

Wham! A cyberattack slams enterprise IT, reverberating at lightning speed to the company’s servers. The network crashes; email is down. Months-long delays ensue before email and other system layers are restored at all locations. What would earlier have impacted only IT systems can now also halt production and slow order fulfillment in our age of […]

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Hybrid Cloud: A Key Component for Doing Business Digitally

Not too long ago, the main focus for businesses was efficiency and stability, and IT operations were measured in terms of cost and service availability. With the influx of digital technologies and mindsets, and the ensuing changes to long-held business paradigms, the new focus for IT is agility: the ability to respond quickly to market […]

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Avoiding an Incomplete Digital Transformation

A few weeks ago, I hosted an event in New York City in which clients were asked to discuss their digital journeys so far. Some shared their wins: A retail client proudly described how, in its efforts to implement an omnichannel experience, it changed every process of a business lifecycle across an entire division. Another […]

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Four Essential Elements of a Secure Cloud Migration Plan

Cloud migration, cloud adoption and cloud-first strategies are top-of-mind business initiatives at many large enterprises. With organizations expecting as much as 80% of their IT budgets to be allocated to cloud solutions, cloud security considerations are front and center. In fact, 47% of organizations that had just begun their cloud journey  said security was the […]

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Creating a Hybrid Cloud Roadmap to Catalyze Digital Business

Enterprises seeking to digitally transform their business and operating models face numerous challenges: overcoming organizational inertia, contending with applications sprawl, finding the required technical expertise/budget, and driving the modernization agenda alongside innovation.   Thanks to their flexible, scalable and reliable nature, hybrid cloud environments help IT play the role of strategic enabler by creating a […]

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