Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise
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Cloud computing enters its second stage - hypergrowth

Cloud computing enters its second stage - hypergrowth | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
The public cloud services market exited 2013 with $58 billion in revenues according to Forrester estimates. Strong growth and maturity over the past three years since our last forecast has put fuel in its tank which will push this market...
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Starting the fight has to start with a basic rethink of the problem to regain your place.  CIOs have to think along the lines of how IT can enable cloud services in the enterprise in a way that (a) has the best chance for adoption and nurtures innovation for the business user (b) provides the visibility IT needs to exercise control albeit in an “out of your way” manner (c) scales as there are more and more cloud services.

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Get on the Fast Track to Cloud Service Delivery with CloudPortal Business Manager Connectors | Citrix Blogs

Get on the Fast Track to Cloud Service Delivery with CloudPortal Business Manager Connectors | Citrix Blogs | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager Connectors from partners ActiveState, Appcara, Caringo, Cloudian, Cloudsoft, CumuLogic. www.citrix.com/cpbm/marketplace.
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Why Cloud is the Service Catalog's New Best Friend - Leverhawk

Why Cloud is the Service Catalog's New Best Friend - Leverhawk | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
Cloud and new ITaaS operating models are reviving the ITIL service catalog
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Purely transactional way of servicing, or a fire-and-forget model, won't work in ITaaS.  Users will need to be in the driver's seat with visibility into assets and usage through the service lifecycle.  Completely agree with this paragraph:


"Both traditional and cloud-centric offerings have another common weakness.  They view services as purely transactional – user selects service, provisions and is done.  Next generation service catalogs will also need to provide users visibility across the service lifecycle.  They’ll need to provide visibility and alerts around usage levels – for example reminding a user that a VM they spun up has been idle for too long.  They’ll also need to provide ongoing, continuous insight into billing and chargeback so there’s no “sticker shock” at the end of the month or quarter."

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People In IT Love Stats But They Probably Won’t Love These | Forrester Blogs

People In IT Love Stats But They Probably Won’t Love These | Forrester Blogs | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
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Agree that we need to measure our success at the point of IT consumption not at the point of IT creation

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Cloud Computing: Rethinking Control of IT | SYS-CON MEDIA

Cloud Computing: Rethinking Control of IT | SYS-CON MEDIA | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
SYS-CON Media, NJ, The world's leading i-technology media company on breaking technology news.
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Agree with the rethinking of control.  Dont buy the keep the control but make someone else the scapegoat position.  Continuing to have draconinan controls is not going to eliminate shadow-IT.  Instead, if IT can focus on being an enabler than being in the way with archaic controls, they may yet get what they want, viz., visibility into assets that could exist in public cloud services.  Now you can rethink what you want to do with this visibility. 

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The IT Conversation We Should Be Having

The IT Conversation We Should Be Having | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
CEOs believe that CIOs are not in sync with the new issues CEOs are facing. Here's what to do about that.
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For sure see this as an opportunity for IT to lead business transformational efforts, creating new business models, initiating new business processes and making the enterprise agile in this challenging economic environment.

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Cloud computing helps business-IT relationship ( - Internet )

Cloud computing helps business-IT relationship ( Internet ) Cloud computing might seem on the surface to be a cause of potential discord between the ICT team and the other parts of the business.

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Business Users Push Companies Toward the Cloud

Business Users Push Companies Toward the Cloud | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
Managers and staff outside the IT organization have influence on how a company adopts the cloud, and use of the cloud at home is affecting strategies.
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451 Research Summit: Enterprises Competing With Digital Infrastructure & Cloud Computing

451 Research Summit: Enterprises Competing With Digital Infrastructure & Cloud Computing | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
Enterprises are defining their own cloud strategies, their own way, ignoring vendor hype and requiring metrics that reflect security (61%), mean-time-to-recover from outages (57%), number of data center outages (51%).
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Service Catalog Tips: What's the Biggest Mistake?

Service Catalog Tips:  What's the Biggest Mistake? | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
The biggest mistakes in IT service catalogs and the benefits of constructing a great service catalog. (Service Catalog Tips: What's the Biggest Mistake?
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How cloud created the year of the end-user

How cloud created the year of the end-user | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
With the new trends around cloud, BYOD and virtualization – a new focus began to emerge. Learn how cloud computing has created the year of the end-user.
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Agreed, as more and more apps and services become available in the cloud space, so will the need for connectors that can bring this innovation to users within the enterprise.  Focusing IT efforts around the enduser (instead of only control), aligning with their preferences and enabling cloud services in the enterprise will lead to happier and more productive users.  

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Do Enterprises Need an Agile Approach to Cloud Strategy? - Leverhawk

Do Enterprises Need an Agile Approach to Cloud Strategy? - Leverhawk | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
Learn the common pitfalls enterprises face when developing their cloud strategy, and what they can learn from Agile software development methodologies.
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Yes, there seems to be more focus on checking something on a list to determine the “best fit” cloud delivery model based on business, technical and operational criteria. And, less on exploring how cloud models can drive business or functional transformation.

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The Evolution of Enterprise Software: An overview | ZDNet

The Evolution of Enterprise Software: An overview | ZDNet | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
Enterprise software is evolving under selection pressure from challenging economic conditions and the adaptive possibilities afforded by cloud computing, mobility, big data analytics and social engagement.
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Good set of high-level questions answers to which will determine if your traditional business workload will need to transform and move to the cloud or stay where it is?

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The 10 Most Important Companies In Cloud Computing

The 10 Most Important Companies In Cloud Computing | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
This is the future of computing.
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Citrix recognized in the 10 most important companies in cloud computing.  Nice visual showing separation of responsibilities across IaaS, PaaS, SaaS.  Having a common, cohesive layer at the top to deliver these services in a coherent manner will be even more valuable to end users.  Where Citrix CloudPortal comes in ..

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Introducing Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager 2.0 | Citrix Blogs

Introducing Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager 2.0 | Citrix Blogs | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it
RT @citrix: Introducing Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager 2.0! See how the new release enables an agile IT-as-a-Service model: http://t.co/kRqhzqLaMF
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Technology is king, so why are so many IT departments playing backseat roles? | GigaOM Tech News

Technology is king, so why are so many IT departments playing backseat roles? | GigaOM Tech News | Enabling Cloud Services in the Enterprise | Scoop.it

Today’s IT departments face an identity crisis. Technology is an integral part of every single business process, and has come to dominate the lives of consumers who are routinely shopping online, downloading information, and browsing the Internet.

 

Yet ironically, in an era when technology rules, IT departments are losing ground fast:  The forces of cloud computing, social media, and information management are evolving rapidly, and business managers are discovering and adopting new technology before IT departments even have a chance to master it. Gartner Research predicts that by 2015, 35 percent of most companies’ technology-related expenditures will be managed outside the IT department’s budget.

 

In order to thrive and have an impact in today’s businesses, IT departments must stay relevant. They must become service-oriented organizations. That means deploying user-centric and agile solutions that meet the business needs of the organization and individual departments. That means delivering IT as a Service (ITaaS), and becoming a team of service-oriented experts.

 

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Kent Brooks's curator insight, April 1, 2013 10:20 AM

The economic models for delivering software services are broken.   Those orgs that just fall in line and expect the organization to just simply pay and not question the infinite racheting of product and maintence costs will be in trouble. You need to see software models which democratizes the software, allowing organizations direct input into the functionality of the system and the overall future of the product.  The new IT department also has to be better about communicating with its constiuents and finding ways to cut costs.  There is no other area of an organization in a better postion to change the direction of an organization, but the old dictitorial ways won't cut it.