Setting Your Cloud Path: A Journey to Multi-Cloud and Beyond

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The other day, my colleague said “Moving to the cloud should be as easy as moving house.” Now, I can’t vouch for her experience in regards to a house move, but mine certainly wasn’t “easy.” My wife and I visited over 10 places before we agreed on the one we purchased. There was the location to consider, the schools and their rating in the national … [Read more...]

Creating an IT Strategy Communications Plan: 5 Keys to Success

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This article is written from the perspective of an IT Strategy in higher education. However, many of the concepts can be applied to any strategy communications plan. Keep in mind however that the IT Strategic plan has an organization-wide impact. Because of this, the approach to communicating the IT strategy should be treated just like an … [Read more...]

IT Salary Trends for 2017

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For the past six years, Puppet has released an annual DevOps Salary report, analyzing and curating data from careers in the IT field. The report features information comparing jobs, salaries, and working conditions of IT professionals across the world, providing insight into the differences and similarities. The DevOps Salary report aims to predict … [Read more...]

Creating a Change Vision is a Team Sport

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Issue 1 of the Digital Transformation that Endures Blog Series by Mark Gradwell All great leaders, past and present, share common traits: their change vision is easy to comprehend; they surround themselves with the right people to drive the change; they are great storytellers convincing others about the need and personal benefits of change; and … [Read more...]

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Explained

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The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a foundational platform that allows Agile to be scalable for enterprise systems and software. SAFe is the most commonly used version of a scaled agile framework and offers the same benefit to companies as Scrum does to Agile teams. The goal then is to align development to further business objectives. Similar to … [Read more...]

Service Integration and Management (SIAM) For Beginners

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There are few industries more demanding than IT when it comes to exceeding expectations. Tech startups and large businesses alike, feel the pressure to perform in innovative ways beyond industry standards as they navigate a competitive market. Oftentimes, this leads to outsourcing of services to provide value and savings to end users. Why All the … [Read more...]