Systems & Infrastructure | CIO WaterCooler - Part 16

Systems & Infrastructure

Azure Resource Manager v2, The Manhattans Project | 10th Magnitude

In this episode of 10th Magnitude’s “Manhattans Project,” I’m joined by Cloud Consultant Ryan Kelly, who came by from his client assignment to discuss Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and how it can be utilized to remove the obstacles in the way of easy automated provisioning.
With the latest release of ARM, what has changed and how are people using it? How has Microsoft address concerns about business management from within Azure in V2 of ARM?
Let’s find out!

Disruption

RIP The Old World & Mass Disruption

The biggest inhibitor to progress and agility is willingness to change, people and their attitude are usually the greatest barrier to overcome.

“We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change”

Cloud Computing

Cloud : The Promised World of Utility Billing

Cloud’s are not all born equal. Utility billing is one promise that was made, but is this truly the panacea promised and is it really on offer – are customers getting the most flexible options they expect ?

Innovation, The New “I” In CIO

IT is becoming increasingly integral to businesses of all sectors and so, has become a more competitive arm of organizations as a result. Accordingly, there is a lot more onus on CIOs and IT...

Cloud Computing

Cloud Monitoring – 3 Ways to Shine a Light on Shadow IT with End User Experience Management

A variety of solutions can help IT evaluate technology requests more quickly, speed up implementation times, and foster better collaboration with business units. End User Experience Management (EUEM) takes a different perspective in illuminating the use of Shadow IT – the perspective of the workforce end user. Here are three ways End User Experience Management can help enterprises shine a light on Shadow IT.

Good morning Mrs Brown is it the usual today? Getting to know your customer through data.

Once your data capture, data quality, data management and data delivery is managed effectively then you can start to measure and assign value to your customers. By getting to know your customers you can start to proactively engage with them and create a dialogue. If you have a mutually beneficial relationship with your customer they become your client, your regular and your brand advocate.

How to Let Business Needs Drive Your Enterprise Architecture

In preparation for our upcoming webinar with Forrester Research, I was reading a report about letting business needs drive your enterprise architecture practice.  The key takeaway that resonated with me the most was that...

How to keep IT in retail lean, mean and focused on added value

“When you are a company driving change, this kind of flexibility is invaluable to help you to manage peaks and troughs in development, and that is when I need KETL to take our department’s levels of expertise and experience up a notch.”

Pete Byrne, former Head of IT at Monsoon Accessorize

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