Three reasons Microsoft 365 is a great thing for enterprises

At Microsoft Inspire earlier this week, Microsoft 365 was announced by Satya Nadella. Microsoft 365 brings together three essential ingredients for a modern workplace – Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). The keen-eyed reader will note that this combination of products has been available from Microsoft for a while now, under […]

Azure Stack is a game changer in hybrid cloud

According to Gartner, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare by 2020 as a “no-internet” policy is today. The question is no longer if you will move to the cloud so much as when and what technologies you will leverage for your cloud transformation. Many companies are looking at the public cloud and deciding […]

How to make an IT modernization business case

Big IT modernization projects require a big investment. To justify that big investment requires a business case that demonstrates a worthwhile return on that investment. Nothing new about that. What has changed is that IT no longer holds all the IT budget. It’s now increasingly also in the hands of the business leaders that run […]

The 3 Stages on the Journey to Application Modernization

Re-platformed, re-architected, agile, DevOps, liquid, micro-engineered, cloud-first, mobile-first, as-a-service. Application modernization has, I think, more buzz-words per paragraph than any of our major building blocks of IT modernization (Applications, Infrastructure & Workplace). Perhaps with good reason though, application modernization should be at the core of any modernization journey. They drive infrastructure choices, enable workplace solutions, […]

Windows 10 Creators Update: The Top 4 Benefits for Businesses

If you are one of the businesses already reaping the rewards of Windows 10, then Microsoft’s recent Creators update will likely be no surprise to you. For those who aren’t, a brief recap, this is Microsoft’s third feature update in their new Windows-as-a-service model, Microsoft’s new method of improving Windows over time rather than with […]

IT Modernization: As Exciting as Artificial Intelligence?

In a world of IT where phrases like “artificial intelligence”, “IOT” and “wearables” seem to be prerequisites to any conversation related to “the next big thing IT needs to think about”, you wouldn’t expect “IT modernization” to rate that highly  [CLICK TO TWEET]. But at the risk of oversimplifying, or perhaps under dramatizing, IT modernization […]

How Empathy and Change Enablement Help Reduce Security Risk

Anyone who is slightly technical has been asked to help friends and family members with their iPhones, mobile apps, Windows laptops and so forth.  In doing so, we may or may not empathize with users that have less technical skills than we do. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association defines empathy as the […]

Are CIOs Prepared to Modernise Their IT Operations?

While experience and heritage in business can be very valuable in driving future success, it can also be something of a drawback when seeking to drive digital transformation. Whereas new companies are built on modern technology platforms, with agility and flexibility built-in from the outset, older organisations often have to get by working with a […]

How on Earth do you “do” IT Modernization?

I’ve spent more time than I care to admit this year looking at the topic of IT modernization, allowing me (off the top of my head no less) to quote Gartner as stating that legacy systems are in the top three blockers to adopting a bimodal IT model – impressive, right? In particular though, I’ve […]

4 Questions that CIOs Need to Ask about IT Modernisation

Today, with advances in cloud computing and the expectation that IT innovates to deliver corporate strategy, modernising is essential for all businesses. However, actually getting a programme started remains a challenge for everybody. Because of this, more CIOs are adopting a bi-modal approach to IT modernisation, which will ensure that they are able to keep […]