Sunday, April 22, 2012

Organizations are no longer asking “if cloud,” they are asking “which cloud?” by Jose Ferreiro

The Ultimate Cloud Battle: Public Vs. Private Vs. Hybrid - White Paper (see document below)

Organizations are no longer asking “if cloud,” they are asking “which cloud?”
Determining which type of cloud solution is becoming increasingly difficult with the myriad of choices available today.  Selecting the right cloud solution requires thorough analysis regarding the level of security, control, customization and support your business requires.
This eBook will give you insight into which cloud delivery model is best suited for your needs whether that be public, private or hybrid cloud.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What is an application owner by José Ferreiro?

I was wondering this week about 'Application Owner'. An application owner holds ultimate responsibility for a specific system or application. They are accountable for incidents, problems, and changes that impact the system or application and they need to understand system capacity and capabilities.  They are also required to research and provide management with recommendations toward business objectives or deliverables.  In some cases they are commonly referred to as subject matter experts (SME) but don’t be fooled by the technical complexity.  An application owner needs to know how to communicate to all levels of management, put a face to their application, and politically support customers or end users.

Business Skills and Mindfulness

Business schools are beginning to embrace a practise that has grown popular in the corporate world; teaching and studing mindfulness, the originally Budhist approach to increase awareness of oneself and one's surroundings.

For CEO's "It's the smallest things that they do have huge ripple effects. Because their lives are so busy... they miss too many opportunities to make either themselves or their organization different."
- Professor Ben Bryant of IMD (