Using bimodal IT to quickly turn lightbulb ideas into revenue

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In 2014, Gartner introduced a new organisation model for enterprise IT called “bimodal IT.” In fact Gartner first started talking about this back in 2012 following the introduction of DevOps and agile development.   Now Gartner posits that IT organisations of the future will have two separate flavours: mode 1 is traditional IT, focused on stability and efficiency, while mode 2 is an experimental, agile IT organisation focused on...

The confusion around hybrid: Cloud isn’t for everyone, but everyone can use a bit of cloud

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I was delighted to see so many folks attend our Tech Meet Up last week in London.  Not only was it a great networking opportunity, but we also hosted a stimulating panel that generated much discussion on the night.  Here I’ve captured a few takeaways.

The panel included Jeremy Bowman, Director of IT Operations at iland customer Fusion Business Solutions, and Peter Godden, Vice President EMEA for Zerto, one of our key partners....

How do you avoid cloud evaporation?

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The pace of businesses migrating to the cloud is accelerating.  In the UK in particular there certainly seems to be a larger and faster adoption of cloud services.  In fact, I recently read a new survey from the Cloud Industry Forum that stated that more than eight out of ten UK companies currently store some or all of their data in the cloud.  Published in May this year, the research found that 84 per cent of firms have now adopted one or more...

Five tips to secure your cloud future

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The cloud has been central to the business workings of organisations. Reliance on the cloud as a central storage tool highlights the importance of security. With important data and documents and sensitive information stored away on the cloud, there is too much at stake. Intense effort and investment needs to be put into making sure cloud providers are providing these five main security features:

Standards based integration with identity management...

How cloud doesn’t have to mean shadow IT takes hold

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Inspired by the approach of independent developers, marketers want to be able to get their apps and other online properties, such as campaign microsites or new web products, live as quickly as possible. The same applies to other disciplines such as HR, logistics or sales. These business users bypass the IT department altogether and ­– armed with a credit card – go straight to the developers, buy some cloud instances, and away they...

App development doesn’t need to live in the shadows

Inspired by the approach of independent developers, marketers want to be able to get their apps and other online properties, such as campaign microsites or new web products, live as quickly as possible. The same applies to other disciplines such as HR, logistics or sales.

These business users bypass the IT department altogether and ­– armed with a credit card – go straight to the developers, buy some cloud instances, and away they go.

This has become known as...