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Virtualization and the Modern Enterprise
No piece of wisdom has ever been more true than, ‘the only thing that doesn’t change is change itself’, and in terms of the modern enterprise, this phrase could not more be applicable. As people, businesses, and technology advance, so too does the…
IT Transformation: Prepare Changes to How to Deliver IT Infrastructure
A somewhat ambiguous term in the industry, ‘IT transformation’ is used for a number of reasons.  IT transformation is most often used when making a significant change with the goal to improve capabilities, reduce IT costs, and/or mitigate risk.  If…
Achieving Greater Organizational Agility Through IT Service Providers
Achieving greater organizational agility and flexibility is an area of ongoing focus for many IT organizations. In addition, it has become critically important to an enterprise’s success to have the ability to adapt to a change in market, customer,…
Helping CIOs Manage Priorities
As the IT landscape continues to evolve and progress, so too does the need for CIOs to adapt to shifts in market and business demands. CIO’s play a large role in the strategic alignment of IT with business, overseeing the implementation of newer and…
Transforming Your IT Cost Center to an IT Value Provider
IT departments are always challenged to reduce costs and improve services year over year.  In past years, the IT department added value by selecting, installing and maintaining IT hardware and software to be reliable, available and secure.  With…
Meet Your Next Technology Partner – IT Sourcing Advisors
The IT landscape has changed dramatically from what we were dealing with just a few years ago.  There are more service delivery options, more vendors and more pricing models for you to consider than ever before.  How do you sift through all of…
Benefits of Mainframe Outsourcing When Faced With An Aging Workforce
As the age of retirement approaches for the mainframe workforce, an entire knowledge-base is at risk of being lost forever. There are many companies, such as financial institutions, insurance carriers and telecommunications corporations, that rely…
Is Your IT Governance Misaligned?
IT governance is all about how your IT is structured, managed, and overseen, and while it may still be a relatively new discipline or job focus, it is an important part of an overall corporate governance strategy. Without a good IT governance…
Reducing Outsourcing Security Risks
  When evaluating different outsourcing options and determining which one is best for you, something that must be taken into consideration is security and any potential risks associated with the outsourcing decision. Security is always a concern…
Market Insight: Achieving the Best Price and Service from Providers
As IT leaders, we are often interested in what other CIOs are doing, and what’s going on in the industry.  We attend conferences, network with other IT leaders, and read blogs and articles on social media.  There is a tremendous amount of…
Does Mainframe Outsourcing Still Make Sense In the Cloud Era?
One of the most unexpected developments of computing in the 21st century is the distributed nature of technology. It was a given that computers in personal, micro, and mainframe formats would continue to grow more powerful over time. What no one…
Risks of Operating Your Own Enterprise Data Center
Psychologically, there’s an inherent sense of control and security that comes from owning and operating your own data center. Obviously the biggest advantage is one of convenience. This is your data center, it is at your beck and call, and its sole…
Is Enterprise Cloud Computing Safe?
Cloud computing is being incorporated into many corporate data infrastructures in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. By moving data—and even computational power—over to the Internet and allowing this information and functionality to exist…
Critical Steps to Take for Successful Mainframe Outsourcing
The decision to go with mainframe outsourcing is a large one, and, ultimately beneficial to a company from both a cost effectiveness and efficiency standpoint. But these benefits will only come with good understanding and proper planning for the…
Common Fears When Considering Moving to an Outsourced Data Center
The decision to outsource a data center rather than maintain one yourself can be quite beneficial for a company in the long run, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. After all, running and maintaining your own data center is an immensely complex task…
How Mainframe Outsourcing Can Boost ROI
  It’s no secret that more and more companies are turning to mainframe outsourcing as a valuable business solution. Since many of the key applications have evolved over the years to meet increasingly intense business demands, CIOs are looking to…
Benefits of Data Center Outsourcing that are Often Overlooked
Data center outsourcing continues to gain popularity among large enterprises and rightfully so; there are many operational and financial benefits to embrace. Companies continue to look to data center outsourcing as a solution because of increasing…
How to Balance IT Budget Restraints and Stay Current
Many IT leaders will probably admit that they’re spending too much on the day-to-day operational functions, like preventing existing systems from breaking down with ongoing maintenance and replacing or expanding capacity - essentially keeping the…
Strategies for Reducing IT Costs Without Losing Efficiency
When it comes to cost-cutting initiatives, IT departments are often the first to get scrutinized and endure budget cuts, since IT is frequently perceived as an expense and not an investment. However, keeping pace with today’s intensely competitive…
3 Big Data Predictions for 2016
With so many emerging technologies and trends to track, the promises and predictions about big data can be enticing to look at. Each New Year brings an added level of pressure for CIOs and IT procurement teams to leverage big data in new ways, in…
5 Levels Enterprise Cloud Adoption and Benefits of Optimized Solution
There is no doubt that the adoption of a cloud strategy has become a key component of many organizations. A robust cloud strategy can, among other things, significantly lower IT costs, improve strategic allocation of IT budgets, and increase…
Why "Rip and Replace" Shouldn't Be Seen As a Last Resort
For many CIOs, the term “rip and replace” is among the most dreaded in their vocabulary. It is thought of as a last resort strategy that should only be contemplated when absolutely necessary, or following a catastrophic technology failure. In other…
3 Enterprise IT Predictions for 2016
A new year is upon us. With that, experts of every kind drag out their crystal balls to come up with their predictions for the future. The world of enterprise IT is no different. Rapid changes in technology and within the industry bring a great…
4 Things to Consider When Making a Data Center Outsourcing Decision
Choosing to outsource your data center is a big decision for any enterprise. In order to effectively reach an enlightened decision as an IT leader, you ultimately need the data to support it. To help you reach your decision regarding sourcing your…
5 Signs to Migrate Away from Mainframe Ownership Outsourced Solution
With the onset of cloud computing and mainframe outsourcing, it means that there is less and less need for businesses to continue investing in legacy IT systems. Unless your mainframe is a strategic part of your overall business plan, it might be…
Introducing the Cloud as an Alternative for Your IT Infrastructure
Cloud computing has become a dynamic business trend and rightfully so - it has significant impact on the way you do business, now and into the future. And while it may be hard to imagine your company functioning without your legacy hardware,…
How Are Today’s Leading Companies Using the Cloud?
By now, it’s clear to any IT professional that there are many different applications of the cloud. While it’s important to have an understanding of the cloud and the various ways it can be utilized, it is also helpful to see how real enterprises…
Hurdles to Avoid When Migrating Your Mainframe to Outsourced
Outsourcing mainframe technology has proven to be an effective way to reduce an organization’s costs, increase agility, and refocus core business, among other benefits. Once you choose to transition your mainframe from in-house to outsourced, the…