Fri.Nov 23, 2018

3 tips for negotiating with your public cloud providers

David Linthicum

The last time you renewed or got a new contract in place with a big pubic cloud provider, how did your negotiations go? For most enterprises this past year, such negotiations did not go very far. These days, the amount of money on the table is much larger, and the public cloud providers are starting to negotiate more like enterprise software providers—like IBM, Oracle, Adobe, and SAP—than like public cloud utilities. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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Why Banking Industry Cloud Strategies Lag Behind

Information Week

Research shows that banks have been slow to embrace the cloud, but maybe the reasons behind their reluctance don't apply any more

3 tips for negotiating with your public cloud providers

David Linthicum

The last time you renewed or got a new contract in place with a big pubic cloud provider, how did your negotiations go? For most enterprises this past year, such negotiations did not go very far. These days, the amount of money on the table is much larger, and the public cloud providers are starting to negotiate more like enterprise software providers—like IBM, Oracle, Adobe, and SAP—than like public cloud utilities. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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The Amplification of Innovation Effect

Future of CIO

The definition of innovation is simple - to gain benefit by doing something different. Digital innovation has an expanded scope with a full-color spectrum. Innovation has to result in something which leads us to a better state than where we are today.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

The Monthly Food for Thought to Celebrate Holidays Nov. 2018

Future of CIO

It’s the Thanksgiving holiday week, it’s not just the time for shopping or relaxing, but also the time to recharging and doing some introspection. Here is the collection of quotes and blogs to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday week.