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Digital transformation is the buzzword of the moment, a closer look at how a number of executives, particularly CIOs address it shows that, it's either underestimated or misunderstood. Something is sure, it can't be narrowed to the expensive technology changes IT vendors have been promoting; that's a simplistic vision which primarily follows financial considerations, it ignores the industry disruption impacts on businesses, particularly on the IT function. Vendors' tool-focused approach is taking several businesses straight into the wall because digital transformation isn't a technology change matter, it's primarily about transforming your business model: your IT infrastructure, IT service delivery approach, and operating model. An increasing number of thought leaders have been alerting the business community, Forbes Joe McKendrick in the "Elusive Mystique of the Dig... (more)

The Next Evolution Beyond Today's Cloud | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #IoT

Why the Complete ITaaS Delivery Model™ Is the Next Evolution Beyond Today's Cloud Implementation Approaches As businesses around the globe seek desperately to transform their business model and get them focused on increasing customer value, they need to rely on IT organizations, systems, and infrastructures that are specifically thought to deliver the tangible business benefits they expect. Last year to support IT practitioners help businesses achieve pure business benefits with the cloud, I introduced in my book, "Cloud Computing: Advanced Business and IT Strategies To Extract T... (more)

Are IT Organizations Headed for Irrelevance? By @PhilAbdoulaye | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Are IT Organizations Headed for Irrelevance? No, But Changing Today's IT Paradigm Is Urgent Yesterday I had the chance to attend a great conversation on Twitter and Youtube. Brillantly facilitated by Tim Crawford, the discussion revolved around the relevance of IT today and involved Mark Thiele EVP Datacenter at Switch, Stuart Appley CIO at Shorenstein, and Bob Egan CEO of the Sepharim Group. A Consensus on the Fact That a Greater Collaboration of the Business and IT Is the Way to Go Throughout the conversation - that's not the words that were used - but it seemed that there wa... (more)

DevOps Transformation vs Cloud Migration By @PhilAbdoulaye | @DevOpsSummit #Cloud #DevOps

The Case for Opting for DevOps Transformation versus Cloud Migration With all due respect to techies, digital transformation isn't only a technology matter; it can't be narrowed to integrating new data streams for Internet of Things (IOT), machine learning, like the major IT vendors and consulting firms have been pushing for. There's a consensus among all serious and independent subject experts that digital transformation is primarily a transformation of your business model, not just your IT. The bottom line is to help your business lines meet the digital economy's competitive ch... (more)

The Complete ITaaS Transformation Framework By @PhilAbdoulaye | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Certain CIOs for incomprehensible reasons keep of their cloud transformation projects several key enterprise disciplines including Enterprise Architecture (EA), IT Service Management (ITSM) and Project Management (PMO). Do they see them as obsolete? useless? irrelevant?  PMO folks can be reassured: CIOs need them and will be needing them in the very near future. However, if they want to play a pivotal role in their IT organization's tranformation, they have to bring on the CIO's table new value propositions; they must urgently align their PMO to the challenges of the ongoing IT i... (more)