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As disasters of seemingly epic proportions strike with increasing frequency, IT needs to be prepared to stay running and a data center in a box could be up in just a day or two.
New research suggests that web site vistors are even more impatient than we believed. How impatient? How about they are likely to leave after just a 250 milliseconds delay in loading?
IT pros may think you want total control, but it would render your systems virtually useless if you had it. A better approach is flexibility with lighter control that lets your users access data wherever they are from virtually any device. The key is finding the right balance.
As more cloud services proliferate in the Enterprise, perhaps it’s time for the cloud vendors to take some responsibility for providing back-end management services for IT.
It doesn’t take an ROI study to figure out that a well-trained staff of IT pros is a solid investment for any company. If there is any group that needs to stay on top of a constantly changing profession, it’s IT.
The New York Knicks’ Web team should have anticipated it might get a traffic spike on Sunday afternoon. They were playing the NBA champs on national TV and phenom Jeremy Lin was on display. But the site crashed under the pressure.
IT may or may not run like a business, but as a department, it has to strive to understand the business it’s there to support — and that may mean bringing in a few more business types to get there.
If you want to run a private cloud with a services portal, you need to start treating IT like a business, and that means offering service level agreements just like the public cloud providers.
It seems odd that there are still so many private cloud haters out there, when a private cloud could make a lot of sense for the right organization and help departments see the actual value of IT services.