Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Pay, Ask and Prepare

Commented the post IT Outsourcing Customers Get What They Pay for, Not What They Want by Stephanie Overby (@stephanieoverby) on

Short break out:
"When asked to rate their own talent, outsourcing buyers consider themselves strong in tactical areas such as contract negotiation and service provider selection but weaker in the more strategic fields of improving analytics, driving innovation, and defining business outcomes beyond cost

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Cloud ROI

Yes, there is a problem counting ROI in Cloud computing as Joe McKendrick (@joemckendrick) tell in the post Cloud Computing's ROI Increasingly Elusive, Survey Finds out on Forbes but I will continue to count value, not just numbers all the time. To be able to count value we have to understand Cloud computing and why it should be considered and planned for at the upper levels.

Short break out from Joe McKendricks post:
"Perhaps it’s a result of cloud becoming so tightly interwoven with the business that the potential results may be more far-reaching than a single process or two. Or, perhaps, cloud adoption and usage is expanding deeper into business operations at a faster pace than

Interesting read: What makes a quality Cloud hosting provider? Part 1

Over at Compare the Cloud a interesting read and, as always, a great discussion takes place. It's the post
What makes a quality Cloud hosting provider? Part 1 by Richard May.

Short break out:
"How is the supplier operating the platform? Do you have to compete with other users for resources? How does the platform deal with that contention? Different platforms handle this better than others and as many home broadband providers will notice, services can be slow during school holidays. Fine, but can you afford for your applications to be slow due to similar events occurring which are out of your control? I have heard of instances where providers are contending memory by 4 – 8 times on a server.