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Six steps to capture IT consumerisation benefits without compromising compliance

Clarity.jpgIn part one
 of this two-part post, I highlighted the evolution of bring your own device (BYOD)into BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything) and what it means to the performance of enterprise IT.  Here in part two I describe the concrete steps you can take to avoid IT backlash with a balanced approach designed to mimimises consternation while encouraging innovation.

Compliance and cost concerns fuel an IT consumerization backlash

Photo by AndieArbeit - this, the first of a two-part post, I reflect on the hype surrounding the consumerization of IT, the broader changes that consumerization will bring and why I think that "your users are revolting".  In part two of the series I'll provide 7 steps that you can take to make sure that IT consumerization doesn't generate more pain than profit. 

Twelve trends for '12: #8 IT Management sprawl

“I love work; it fascinates me; I can sit and watch it for hours.” Jerome K. Jerome

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Many IT leaders are faced with fragmented IT processes, automation and management tools that threaten to make management harder than ever. The challenge is for IT leaders to turn what could be a disaster into a differentiator by anticipating and managing the new heterogeneityWe live in a time of innovation and opportunity last seen twenty years ago. “Standardise and automate” is still a sound operating principal, the challenge in 2012 will be to lower the TCI (total cost of innovation).

Twelve trends for '12: #7 x86 in handhelds + ARM in data centers = change everywhere.

Is it just me or do you half expect to find a Xeon in your wristwatch one day? 



With today’s Web 2.0 applications and databases now capable of scaling-out onto a large number of lower power CPUs (see 1024 chickens), expect the unexpected from the x86 and ARM architectures as each moves into the traditional markets of the other. However, success and failures in this space will hinge on independent software vendor (ISV) support along with disciplined management of where and when alternatives to the incumbents are introduced.  


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12 IT Trends for 2012: #6 Big data, NoSQL and shared-nothing

Sorted White Paper Pile.jpgYou're mum wasn't 100% telling the truth when she told you, "it's polite to share". In the case of managing big-data there's been a urgent need for innovation in order to break the price, performance and scalability bottlenecks that have hampered traditional database technology. Add to that the challenge with building and maintaining compliance and it's time to rethink data if we're to perform better.


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