Remote Access Is The New Normal

Between all the noise about cloud computing and social networking there is a third trend that does not get the attention it deserves. What is happening? Remote access is becoming the new normal! Or, in other words, enterprise IT resources are increasingly accessed remotely. Even at enterprise headquarters. Why is this happening? Three key reasons. […] Read more »

Four Public Cloud Computing Scenarios: Planning For The Cloud

Scenario planning is used by business strategists to prepare their companies for different futures. Why is this necessary? Simply because predicting the future is not an exact science. If the future cannot be known it is only prudent to be prepared for several permutations of possible futures. A popular way of scenario planning is sketching […] Read more »

Digital Society Continuity Management

Yes, you heard it here first! The new buzz word is digital society continuity management. What it is? Well, business continuity is the activity performed by an organization to ensure that critical business functions will be available to customers, suppliers, regulators, and other entities that must have access to those functions. Digital society continuity thus […] Read more »

Balancing The Cloud

In a previous post we talked about how ICT departments should evolve to cloud service desks. These cloud service desks would preselect cloud services on suitability, interoperability, compliance, and security. They would present an approved cloud services menu to business users to choose from. We have now updated the model we base this on and […] Read more »

Twelve Reasons Why Telcos Will Not Dominate Cloud Computing

Cloud computing (defined here) is important for telcos in two ways: They can use cloud for internal efficiency purposes, increasing bottom line They can compete in the cloud services market, growing the top line This post is all about the second item. It is important for telcos to find new revenue streams. A recent study […] Read more »