The Future of ITSM: How Are the Roles (and the Rules) Changing?


Both the “rules” and the “roles” governing IT service management (ITSM) are evolving to support a far-broader need for inclusiveness across IT, and between IT and its service consumers. Recent EMA research, “What Is the Future of IT Service Management?” (March 2015), exposed a number of shifting trends that might surprise many in the industry. [...]



By | May 27th, 2015|BSM|0 Comments

Best Practices for Maximizing Efficiency: Governance and Optimization


In my last blog, I talked about “IT Cultural Transformation and the Elimination of Technology Silos.” That blog keyed on four key areas of advice, which also provide a useful foundation for the topic of “Governance and Optimization.” These key areas include: Standing in the middle of the storm –This means looking at the interdependencies [...]



By | May 8th, 2015|BSM, IT Megatrends|0 Comments

Optimizing Change by Understanding Value


A little over a year ago, I got into a rather animated argument about whether IT could measure its performance by the “value” it delivered rather than by purely measuring “costs.” My dinner companion insisted that IT could now, always, and forever only be measured on costs. I disagreed. In fact I had just planned [...]



By | July 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

User Experience Management Panel in Boston


User Experience Management (UEM) continues to capture interest in the marketplace.  And yet it remains somewhat elusive. So, what is User Experience Management really?  It’s gone by many other names in the past, such as Quality of Experience (QoE), and has other incarnations in the present such as Real User Management (RUM).   Older, typically network-centric [...]



By | March 21st, 2012|UEM, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blurring the Lines Across Traditional Boundaries: Top IT & Data Management Trends of 2012


At the beginning of this month, EMA analysts were asked for their predictions about what 2012 might bring. Responses spanned management solutions across applications, systems, network, security, services, assets, desktops, and mobile devices, as well as business intelligence and content management. The results were surprisingly cohesive, and as a whole reflected core requirements in analytics, [...]



By | January 27th, 2012|IT Megatrends|0 Comments

Optimizing Cloud for Business Service Delivery: it is easier said than done!


The industry seems to be nearing an inflection point in its attitudes towards cloud computing—as best I can tell from headlines, commentaries and ongoing dialog with IT deployments and vendors.   If I had to put a few simple words around it, the era of “mythic hype” surrounding cloud is nearing its end and diffusing into a much [...]



By | September 29th, 2011|Cloud Computing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]



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
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