How Vendor Partnerships Can Maximize the Value from New Technology
Modern IT departments have enormous budgets and there's a veritable feast of
technology out there to choose from. IT spending worldwide will total $3.5
trillion this year, according to Gartner. The challenge lies in selecting the
right technology to drive your business forward and successfully integrating
it into your stack. The proliferation of new cloud services, with countless
small niche players working to maximize cloud value, has led to a serious
Thankfully, IT departments do have a way out - they can look for vendor
partnerships that do some of the integration legwork for them, or they can
consider service orchestration and work with a systems integrator.
Vendor partnerships offer a shortcut to value
Many major enterprises have been putting their heads together and analyzing... (more)
2020 seems to be an important milestone for the Internet of Things. That’s
the year that Cisco says there will be 50 billion connected devices and also
the year Gartner notes that over 50% of major new business processes and
systems will incorporate some element of the Internet of Things.
That’s the good news.
A recent Symantec Internet Security Threat Report says there are 25 connected
devices per 100 inhabitants in the US. Minimum 25 entry points to your
personal information, not counting your front door, personal computers,
compromised ATMs and other data sources. As your con... (more)
Integrate New Systems Gracefully with Request Management
One of the many questions that companies face when introducing new enterprise
systems either to provide new functionality or incorporate legacy systems
from a merger or acquisition is "How do we identify and manage access
Not only do new access approval processes need to be established, but a
common platform to define and execute processes, reliably document approvals
and provide users with an acceptable user experience is often not in place to
handle the additional workload. Corporate IT is also faced with the cha... (more)
A few years ago, those little iHome alarm clocks started to appear in hotel
rooms. Cool gadgets that you could mount your mobile phone to battery charge
or play the music on the device. We also had a few in our home. They worked
perfectly for the iPhone 4 since the connector was that 1 inch protruding
plug. When I got the iPhone6, those clocks instantly became useless.
Obsolete. At least the phone connector part lost its value.
I’ve been thinking about this for a while.
The rate of obsolescence. The state when an object, technology, service or
practice is no longer needed or wan... (more)
Fun and a little mental.
If you’ve been following along the DevCentral team’s journey toward F5
Certification, then you may be aware that we were in Chicago last week for
F5’s Agility 2016 conference and took our 101 Application Delivery
Fundamentals exam. I am happy to report that all of us, Jason, John, Chase
and I, passed our exams. I gotta tell you, it’s a relief since I didn’t
want to title this article, ‘Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.’ Good song but
wanted to avoid that.
We started this excursion back in April (me in March) with the team deciding
to create a study group. Eac... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company
specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize
revenue-generating systems, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th
Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in
New York, New York.
Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies
compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced
analytics, and DevOps to advance innovation and increase agility.
Specializing in designing, implementi... (more)