72%. That's an estimate of how much of the IT budget is allocated to simply
keeping the lights on (a euphemism for everything from actually keeping the
lights on to cooling, heating, power, maintenance, upgrades, and day to day
operations) in the data center.
In a recent Forrester Research survey of IT leaders at more than 3,700
companies, respondents estimated that they spend an average 72% of the money
in their budgets on such keep-the-lights-on functions as replacing or
expanding capacity and supporting ongoing operations and maintenance, while
only 28% of the money goes toward new projects.
How to Balance Maintenance and IT Innovation
This number will not, unfortunately, significantly improve without
intentionally attacking it at its root cause: architectural debt.
Data Center Debt
The concept of "debt' is not a foreign one; we've all incurred debt in the
form o... (more)
Ideablogs are a new online collaboration tool designed for social idea
development. The purpose of this short article is to encourage you to think
about using an ideablog to support innovation in your business. I’ll be
explaining what an ideablog is and how you can use one to help ensure you
have a constant flow of new ideas to think about.
What is an Ideablog?
An ideablog is a social networking application used to stimulate, capture,
promote and enrich ideas online via a blog-style user interface. Ideablogs
support online communities of interest that are focused on stimulating a... (more)
Telecom Innovation on Ulitzer
Us "Baby Boomers" tend to believe we have accomplished a lot in the years
ranging from our roots of hard rock, to the birth of basic internet
technologies in the early 1970s. We started our generation with black and
white television, experiencing everything from the assassination of President
Kennedy to absorbing the wonders of man walking on the moon. We end our
generation with 7.6 Terabit submarine cables connecting every continent with
high speed many-to-many interactive communications and applications.
Communications for many during the early 1960... (more)
ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VersionOne, recognized by agile
practitioners as the leader in agile management tools, today announced that
it is bringing its popular AgilePalooza event to New York on October 12,
continuing its support for the agile community.
A leading agile development community event series, AgilePalooza brings
together internationally recognized agile coaches and trainers with local
software professionals for an intense, one-day event focused on advancing
agile methods. Through workshops and collaborative sessions, attendees are
given the opportunity t... (more)
My favorite and least favorite question I get is the same – “Can you help
me build a business case and ROI for cloud computing?”
Well, yes… and no. The issue is that cloud computing has such a massive
impact on how IT is delivered that many of the metrics and KPIs that are
typically used at many enterprises don’t capture it. I mean, how do you
capture Agility – really?
In the past I have broken this down into 3 buckets. Yes, some people have
more but these are the big three…
Agility is reducing cycle time from ideation to product (or system delivery)
– incredibly diffic... (more)
Author Peter Rogers
Architect, CognizantVisionMobile recently published one of the best reports
on apps for vehicles that I have read
is frustrating with how difficult it is to actually get an app approved for
use in a car. Here are some of the unique challenges:
· Safety first considerations (like driver
distraction)· Long sales and car vendor app approval
process· Car vendor led UX and ideation
processes· Low risk strategies for selecting apps·