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Multi-Cloud Deployments – Cloud Integration (2 of 2)

On the technical front, cloud integration remains a top concern for IT organizations as highlighted by IDG’s recent cloud computing survey . Having bought into the premise of cloud computing, enterprises start deploying cloud services, hastily and with no clear strategy, to later find themselves faced with a hodgepodge of fragmented cloud and information silos – ultimately hurting business operations. A well...

Mergers & Acquisitions – Alternative Approaches to IT Integration (6 of 10)

To continue our discussion of  IT integration in Merger and Acquisition environments, once the decision has been reached to proceed with integration of various systems and applications, there are different schools of thought on how aggressively the firm should proceed with systems integration: The most conservative approach is to maintain both former company’s technology platforms in the short term and focus on...

2014 Business Priorities: What the Customer Wants

There’s a lot of conversation at this time of year about technology and business priorities. And there is agreement in the discussion, especially about IT priorities: Mobility – have all capabilities and functionalities for easier access Cloud – focus on the business and increase delivery speed and scalability Information Management – store everything for better customer support and decision...

Multi-Cloud Deployments – Proceed with Caution (1 of 2)

Multi-Cloud Deployments – Proceed with Caution For the enterprise, the future of the cloud is in multiplicity. In their latest “state of the cloud” report, Rackspace has identified hybrid and multi-cloud implementations as  “today’s strategy of choice for the enterprise” given that the majority of respondents either already have an existing multi-cloud infrastructure (77%)  or are planning for hybrid...

Mergers and Acquisitions: Key Considerations of IT Integration (5 of 10)

In our previous series of blogs on the topic of Mergers and Acquisitions:  Driving Supply Chain Benefits, we have looked in depth at the opportunities and challenges of creating Organizational Alignment and managing cultural differences between the former companies.  These tasks normally are spearheaded by the Executive Leadership team supported by the Human Resources organization. Another critical aspect of any...
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