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 [...]



By | January 14th, 2011|Cloud Computing|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 13th, 2011|IT Megatrends, Uncategorized|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|Uncategorized|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|Automation, BSM, CMS|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 4th, 2010|IT Megatrends|0 Comments
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