March 28, 2017

What Is A Configuration Management Database?

May 13, 2010 Charles Betz

The concept of the Configuration Management Database extends back at least 15 years, to the first version of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). It has proven a provocative concept for the management of enterprise information technology, attracting enthusiastic support, vendor investment and marketing, and fierce criticism. 

Start Your Process With Future State

May 6, 2010 Mike Kavis

As I have mentioned in numerous posts over the last several months, I am finding that things like process, governance, architecture, SOA, cloud computing, and others are much easier in my new startup world than in my old corporate world that I battled in since the 80’s. Even though I […]

Using “aaS” To Achieve Business And IT Alignment

April 8, 2010 Jim Berkowitz

Here’s a very informative article by Max Coburn and Margaret Dawson of Hubspan which summarizes a presentation that will be given at Cloud Expo later this month, Which “aaS” Is Right for You?. Check out the complete source article for much more, including a brief synopsis of current aaS variants, […]

Modernizing Your Data Center With Cloud Computing

March 25, 2010 Mike Kavis

There is a huge debate going on about private clouds and whether they are really clouds or just a buzzword for modern day on-premise data-centers. An article called Are Private Clouds Hogwash? does a great job of capturing the debate that has been raging on for over a year now.

Creating Mini Knowledge Services In The Enterprise

March 11, 2010 Bill Ives

Here is an interesting idea. Marc Andersen, my former Renaissance colleague, posted recently on his blog on applying “product service systems” to corporate environments. He was inspired by a Boston Globe article, The Leased Life, on how people should share products across their communities. Many people purchased tools and other things they […]

Cyberattacks Could Potentially Cripple The US Infrastructure

February 25, 2010 John Vinson

I imagine the most stressful IT jobs in the country can be found with the US government. Always dealing with cyberattacks and reinforcing the infrastructure to counter the attacks, probably seems like an endless cycle. It’s a cycle which is needed to keep the US’s network safe.Or perhaps an impending […]

The Unified Communication Ecosystem And The Integration

December 17, 2009 Roberto Galoppini

Having chaired for two years the open source telephony sessions at the VON Europe conference and at the Broadband Business Forum, I am sorry I missed the last event recently held in Rome. I asked Diego Gosmar – Marketing Director at Xenialab and frequent speaker at these events – to share his vision about […]

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