About Dennis Drogseth

Dennis brings 29 years of experience in various aspects of marketing and business planning for service management solutions. He supports EMA through leadership in Business Service Management, CMDB Systems, automation systems and service-centric financial optimization. At EMA, Dennis has pioneered research in converging management strategies, such as performance/availability and integrated security.

Why Most Cloud Deployments Need a Restart


In the research I mentioned in my earlier blog on “Operationalizing Cloud,” we looked at a lot more than technology adoption.  We looked at organizational and process requirements as well. And we also looked at change. As it turned out, 70% of our respondents said that once begun, their cloud initiatives needed rethinking or redirection!! [...]



By | February 16th, 2011|Cloud Computing|0 Comments

Insights from “Operationalizing Cloud” Research


EMA has just collected some new data regarding how IT organizations are seeking to assimilate cloud services from a top-down, service management perspective. The data gathered in December of 2010, spanned 155 global respondents with high percentages of executives (better than 50% director and above) – as the goal was to understand how senior management and cross-domain [...]



By | January 14th, 2011|Cloud Computing, Dennis Drogseth|0 Comments

Ten Things to Watch for in 2011


A lot comes to mind with a title like this one.  So, let’s start by wiping away areas like politics and finances (except as they relate to IT), births, deaths, marriages and celebrities.  In fact, there’s still a very long list of possibilities by just focusing on IT and everything that goes into managing and [...]



By | January 12th, 2011|Dennis Drogseth|0 Comments

Contrarian Accelerators


Over the Thanksgiving holidays, I’ve had time to reflect on a concept that I’ve decided to call “Contrarian Accelerators.” The first name I came up with as “Perverse Accelerators” – which seemed more memorable, but a tad politically incorrect, somehow. The best adjective – and I’m open to suggestions – would fall somewhere between “contrarian” [...]



By | November 29th, 2010|Dennis Drogseth|0 Comments

Points of Integration


Sometimes… OK most of the time …  the terms and words we use for “things” in service management are in themselves landmines. One of the worst culprits is of course the term “CMDB” which I like to compare to ‘The Holy Roman Empire” – which as H.G. Wells pointed out was neither “holy” nor “Roman” [...]



By | November 12th, 2010|Dennis Drogseth|0 Comments

“MegaTrends” Means What Exactly?


Since this is my first blog entry, I thought it might be nice to set the stage for what I mean by “MegaTrend” and more importantly, what this blog might be about. Just to be clear, I didn’t originally pick the term.  I pretty much woke up one morning and found it in my title, [...]



By | November 8th, 2010|Dennis Drogseth|0 Comments
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