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Tag: Partners

Rightsizing Infrastructure Can Cut Costs 36%

When an enterprise migrates into the cloud, it is empowered with many new ways to manage its costs. One important benefit is increased agility which in turn leads to leaner delivery processes with corresponding savings. With agility comes the possibility for rapid feedback-and-adjustment cycles, from which comes improved quality and a lower cost of rework. […]

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Cloud-Based Agility in Responding to Disasters

When we talk about enterprise agility in the cloud, we’re often talking about achieving it through DevOps or other Agile software delivery approaches — about the ability to quickly provision infrastructure, load it up with deployed software, receive fast feedback from users, and scale up and scale down instantaneously. But software agility is only one type of […]

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Four Key Practices for Profiling Your Enterprise Application Portfolio and Accelerating Your Migration to Cloud

I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from (and hopefully help) hundreds of executives from the largest companies in the world as they plan for and migrate their IT portfolio to the cloud. They rarely do it alone, so I’ve also been fortunate to work with some of the most cloud-fluent system […]

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Some Cloud Best Practices from iTMethods

“Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right.” -Pope Francis My recent post “Don’t Let Traditional Managed Services Providers Hold You Back” illustrated how shifts in technology paradigms have made it hard for some traditional managed services providers to keep pace. I feel very fortunate to have had several customers and partners reach […]

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Identify APN Partners with Expertise in Financial Services on AWS

“Dad endorsed my learning to fly so he would have a live-in pilot, one he could get in touch with at any time.” –Ross Perot Jr. Every industry is unique, and most executives that I speak to want to work with organizations that deeply understand their industry-specific needs and challenges. Financial services is no different, and […]

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Accelerate Your Cloud Migrations with AWS Partners That Have Done It

I’ve been fortunate enough to spend much of the last several months working with customers and various teams across AWS to develop a holistic program aimed at helping enterprises accelerate their efforts to migrate large portions of their IT portfolio to AWS. There are many aspects to this program including (but not limited to) AWS […]

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SAP in the Cloud — Part One

I am fortunate enough to regularly speak with executives at some of the world’s largest organizations about how they’re using the cloud to transform their business. One of the most frequent topics of discussion is around how to effectively run SAP on AWS. Needless to say, I am very excited to introduce a mini-series on […]

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The Future of Managed Services in the Cloud

“You can’t do today’s job with yesterday’s methods and be in business tomorrow” -George W Bush In February, I began a discussion around the evolving role the partner ecosystem plays in helping enterprises transform their business using the cloud. As my post explained, the ecosystem around the cloud is growing and changing rapidly, and most of […]

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Accelerate Your Cloud Strategy with Partners

“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.” -Mother Teresa Different organizations take different approaches to partnering with third parties for technology expertise. Some are biased toward building their own technology; others outsource some or all of the development, maintenance, and ongoing operations of […]

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Just Say No to Software Licensing Audits

“You can’t let your past hold your future hostage.” — LL Cool J In my first few months as a CIO, I felt inundated by requests from an army of vendors. What I really wanted to focus on was learning the business, meeting my team, identifying our strengths and weaknesses, and determining how we should be organized to […]

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