Transform Your Personalization Strategy At Forrester’s Consumer Marking Forum

Forrester IT

B2C marketing marketing & strategy personalizationWhere are you on your company’s journey to personalize the customer’s experience? Are you one of the 89% of digital businesses that are investing in personalization – companies like Coca-Cola, Fabletics, Netflix, Sephora, USAA, and Wells Fargo. What’s new now? Businesses need to evolve their definition of personalization – from tactical segmentation, to strategic individualization. […].

Creating Your Digital Strategy

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock For many corporations, welcoming the New Year also heralds the season of strategy development and budget distribution. Business strategy experts around the world have categorically stated that data is now a strategic asset that can be sold and exchanged.

Main Street Cybersecurity: 10 Cost Effective Strategies for confronting Ransomware


As we usher in the new year of 2018, we are confronted with an ever-expanding network-borne threat landscape especially from ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software which is used by malicious actors to encrypt systems or data. When the ransom is paid the key is in some cases provided to unlock the data. […].

Ex-eBay Infrastructure Chief Takes Over Uber Data Center Strategy

Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Strategies Executive Staffing UberDean Nelson is the new Head of Uber Compute, where Read More.

Beware the Strategy Trap(s)

Eric D. Brown

A nice short post over on Farnam Street today highlights the various traps that people and companies can find themselves in when they begin looking at strategy and strategic planning. Lafley titled “ Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works.” Beware the Strategy Trap(s).

Drunk History of Your Mobile Strategy

Forrester IT

Everybody can name their favorite apps. But can you name even two mobile websites you love? We can't. So we stared into the awful maw of the mobile web to learn how to fix it. 65 companies signed up to help.

CEO: Level 3 Deal Doesn’t Affect CenturyLink Data Center Strategy Review

Data Center Knowledge

CenturyLink Colocation Connectivity Data Center Strategies Deals Level 3Expects CenturyLink to complete review process by year end as planned Read More.

The key question for your cloud computing strategy

David Linthicum

The paths to cloud computing are not all the same. Although many enterprises aggressively use cloud computing to change how they do business, others are just trying to save 20 or 30 percent in ops costs. When it coes to how you’ll use the cloud, ask what your cloud spirit animal is. Are you a lion that is aggressively working to increase your share of the market? Are you a zebra hoping that a lion won’t take you out?

Your Drunk History of Mobile Strategy

Forrester IT

Everybody can name their favorite apps. But can you name even two mobile websites you love? We can't. So we decided to stare into the awful maw of the mobile web and learn how to fix it. 65 companies signed up to help.

Why I Love The Oracle Cloud Strategy

Chuck's Blog - EMC

In recent blog post, I shared that I had come to Oracle based on the strength of their cloud strategy. A few snarky individuals tweeted " what strategy? ". I can list off all the different technologies and strategies I've been smitten by.

What is Your 2017 Business Strategy?

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock End of year predictions in December are as predictable as tomorrow’s sunrise, but a recent video on 2017 Technology Trends helped me really understand how important a digital transformation strategy is to just about any business executive.

Cloud by the Megawatt: Inside IBM’s Cloud Data Center Strategy

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Featured IBM Site SelectionAll major US hardware vendors have tried and failed to become formidable rivals to Amazon in the cutthroat cloud infrastructure market; all except IBM. Read More.

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New LinkedIn Data Center Strategy Similar to Microsoft’s

Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Strategies Deals LinkedIn MicrosoftSocial network recently shifted to hyperscale data center approach Read More.

VMworld 2016: VMware progresses its hybrid strategy

Computer Weekly

Following its partnership with AWS, VMware is honing its hybrid strategy with a suite of tools to manage workloads accros private and public clouds

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HPE fleshes out IoT strategy

Computer Weekly

HPE is moving from IT to operational technology with a set of products and tie-ups to target industrial internet of things applications

Other Dead LAN Strategies

IT Toolbox

Companies such as Bridge Communications, Ungermann-Bass, AT&T, and Wang were major players, or at least they were attempting to be

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Government Transformation Strategy to 'fundamentally' change the way departments operate

Computer Weekly

A background document seen by Computer Weekly outlines details of the forthcoming Government Transformation Strategy

DEC's Networking Strategies

IT Toolbox

An important deviation from past DEC policies was extensive support for interconnection to networks and facilities outside DNA, including, in particular, support for IBM's SNA and Novell's NetWare

Defining Your Agile Release Management Strategy

Social, Agile and Transformation

I recommended in an earlier post that release management strategies are important to agile. In my last post, I asked whether continuous deployment is right for all businesses and suggested a number of business criteria and technology capabilities to help determine whether organizations should go beyond continuous integration and continuous delivery to a full continuous deployment operation.

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Aligning Business & Technology Strategies

Data Center Knowledge

We talk with Derek Odegard, president and founder of CentricsIT, about aligning business and technology strategies to deliver value and ROI. Read More. Events

Middle East virtualisation strategies mature

Computer Weekly

CIOs in the Middle East are formulating their virtualisation strategies as the region warms to the benefits of cloud computing

7 Effective Employee-Retention Strategies

IT Toolbox

Once the best employees have been hired, retaining them requires a focused and ongoing strategy. There are several steps human resources can take to more effectively retain employees. Promote a Positive Culture. The most important way to keep quality employees is to promote a positive culture within the company that affects

Meet The Digital Architects Of Your Technology Strategy

Forrester IT

When Jeffrey Hammond , Mark Grannan , and I dove into our most recent developer survey, we unearthed a fascinating group of developers we call "digital architects."

DCK Exclusive: Infomart President John Sheputis Talks Strategy

Data Center Knowledge

In an interview with Data Center Knowledge, Infomart President John Sheputis talks strategy and discusses plans for 35 megawatts of development slated for 2017.

Developing a Strategy for Putting People First in Transformation Programs

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you are driving a transformation program, motivating and aligning people is a critical success factor Most leaders now understand how important it is to put people before process and technology when it comes to instrumenting large scale organizational change. That being said, many in technology leadership roles are not versed in methodologies to instrument change and some are not. cio cmo customer experience digital transformation future of work innovation leadership organizational change

Release management strategies for agile development teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Is release management part of your agile practice? Are you able to tell stakeholders target dates for your next application releases? Are you tracking how often your teams hit these targets and which releases hit the targeted scope and quality? I’ve asked this question of many teams and hear various answers. Some are practicing continuous delivery, others attempt to formalize release plans. agile planning agile software development cio DevOps it management software development software qa

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A Tale of 3 Cloud Strategies - Part III


In Part II (later in 2013) I added a 3 rd player to the scrum, when Microsoft introduced the concept of the Azure Pack to their Server stack, a strategy to reach down from the Cloud into the enterprise and bridging the two with a common set of APIs.

We Need A National Cybersecurity Strategy That Everyone Can Implement


The quick answer is that we don’t have a national cybersecurity strategy that everyone can implement. Click on any cybersecurity initiative you desire and you’ll find comprehensive strategies developed by smart security experts. While well intentioned the writers make the common mistake of laying out cybersecurity strategies that are too complex for most organizations. A workable national cybersecurity strategy needs to be built using simple tasks the 99.9%

An Enterprise Modelling and Strategy Planning approach

IT Toolbox

Would you like a concise and highly visual guide to your Enterprise Modelling and Strategy Planning ? This kindle book supplies an end to end method to achieve just that. It is also a reference and aide memoire

Hybrid cloud strategy offers best of both worlds

Computer Weekly

More and more businesses are adopting a hybrid cloud strategy for their datacentre needs. Computer Weekly looks at what’s on offer

Building a Realistic and Effective Data Program Governance Strategy


How do you formulate an implementation strategy? An effective data program governance strategy must address the data-based services you intend to provide to your users. The Sullivan list provides a good foundation for a strategic assessment that will form the basis for constructing a comprehensive data program governance strategy. There is one proviso: don't let the strategy formulation process take on a life of its own. Big Data CTO Government News Strategy

Incorporating Mobility into your Technology Strategy

Eric D. Brown

In Thinking about Robust Strategies for BYOD and Mobile , I wrote: A robust strategy for BYOD and mobility requires a re-thinking of the entire enterprise strategy. Has your organization incorporated mobility into your business and technology strategies?

IT Infrastructure: A Better Way to Communicate Your Cloud Strategy


Ensure your strategy states how you’ve determined business needs and used that information to prioritize investments in cloud capabilities.