Tag "Journey to Cloud"
Any vendor who helps your company move data to the cloud will promise Quick and Easy. Taking the headaches out of a potentially massive migration is one of the main selling points for every technology provider involved in the process. Who would suggest adding steps, costs, time, or complexity to the process of putting your... more
In my last post, I talked about how enterprises need to truly understand what their data is worth to the business as they journey to cloud. But the shift toward cloud services and the leveraging of data as an asset changes another value proposition: Yours, as an IT professional. Specifically, a cloud transformation redefines the... more
National Instruments (NI) is a global company producing software and hardware empowering scientists and engineers to measure and automate the world around them. NI has more than 35,000 customers worldwide, $1 billion in revenue and serves industries such as Electronics, Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Automotive, Wireless, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Machinery, Academic and Research, Semiconductor and RF/Mobile.... more
Executive support is vital to any digital transformation. My last few posts have noted this as we’ve covered the vision, strategy, and roadmapping for a transformative cloud journey. “Executive support” is a vague phrase, so let’s look at it more closely: The business buys into a plan because the plan is good for business—it has... more
My last post took a closer look at the IT roadmap. For a cloud migration, a transformation around data analytics, or any long-term IT revolution, you create a roadmap to guide you from your present state to the desired future vision. But that begs a question: How do you know what that future vision should... more
Did you know that the concept of a “Cloud-First” began in the U.S. federal government? Cloud-First was a mandate issued to all federal agencies by the chief information officer of the United States in December 2010. By 2012, a subsequent report to Congress showed that more than half of all federal agencies had adopted cloud... more
As companies embrace digital transformation, cloud adoption has visibly taken the front seat on business leaders’ minds. They are realizing that cloud adoption is a key enabler of the digital strategy. Companies are transforming customer engagements, business operations and product innovations touching every aspect of the company’s front and back office. The top drivers for... more
This means that for data management you are going to have to connect to everything, and plan for the fact that “everything” might be on-premise or in the cloud for the foreseeable future. If data management was hard before with the complexity and silos of the data center, it is going to get much harder as the number of cloud applications and platforms grow.