Even in the quietest moments

OK, so another nod to one of the well-listened-to tracks of my student days, but an interesting introduction to some thoughts on the challenges of today’s CIO. The song starts: “Even in the quietest moments I wish I knew what I had to do…” Now, I am sure there are more than a few CIOs […]

Cloud Delivery or Cloud Abdication?

When it comes to migrating to cloud delivery of services, companies spend lots of time and management bandwidth on strategy and migration. Why should I do it?  What’s the RoI? Should we go Private/hybrid/public?  Which elements: SaaS/PaaS or IaaS? But there is a far bigger element that too many companies ignore. Strategy and migration decisions tend to be one-off projects […]

The Changing Role of the CIO

Once a bastion of technical experts, in recent years the CIO role has evolved into a more business-focused position. According to a survey in CIO Magazine, many now feel that their cloud experience has provided sufficient commercial nous to prepare CIOs for the CEO position. This is yet to be realised, with few CEOs coming […]

Cloud Inertia?

Speaking to our contacts and clients, we see many of them either ignoring or turning a blind eye to the obvious benefits of the cloud. We have come to believe that there is an inherent inertia in organisations against the implementation of the cloud. Taking one big company we know, we see them quite happily […]