The Business of IT Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:06:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Business of IT Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 The Center of Excellence: Necessity or Fad? Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:20 +0000 Business transformation is a prime focus for companies today, to improve agility, drive successful customer engagement, enable innovation and scale, and deal with disruption. In a recent report by KPMG, 93 percent (93%) of surveyed companies are undergoing or have recently completed business transformation initiatives, and those companies experienced, on average, an 8 percent (8%) […]]]> Digital Transformation in 2019: The Good, Bad, and Ugly Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:12 +0000 A new survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit on the current state of digital transformation in the enterprise contains a few eye-opening results about the success of such projects, who’s involved, and who gets the blame when something goes wrong. The Economist Intelligence Unit polled more than 300 enterprise IT and line of business executives […]]]> Complete Guide to 2019 Gartner Events Tue, 29 Jan 2019 13:00:37 +0000 Gartner is the world’s leading IT research and advisory company that partners with more than 9,000 enterprises globally. Through resources such as Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner provides valuable insights, advice, and tools to organizations to help them make the best decisions for both mission-critical priorities as well as […]]]> Top 14 Programming & Software Dev Conferences of 2019 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:32 +0000 Staying up-to-date with the latest developments is vital in any technology field, but especially when it comes to software and programming. There is no better way to learn the newest emerging trends than by attending a conference, where you can meet other like-minded peers and watch the creative sparks fly. Developers will benefit from attending […]]]> N, N+1, N+2, 2N, 2N+1, 2N+2, 3N/2 Redundancy Explained Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:52 +0000 For an IT service to be readily used for critical use cases, the service provider must employ appropriate measures designed to enhance the dependability of the service. Dependability refers to the trustworthiness of an IT system, which allows reliance to be justifiably placed on the IT services delivered by those systems. Introducing redundancy into IT […]]]> How to Solve the IT Skills Shortage Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:52 +0000 IT skills shortage presents tangible risks to every business – especially since every company is a technology company, according to one Gartner analyst. Technology gives organizations the ability to scale business exponentially, reaching new markets and wider customer base. This capability enables technology companies to outperform incumbents in the traditional business industries by engaging specialized […]]]> IT Budget Management Overview and Tips for Success Mon, 07 Jan 2019 00:00:33 +0000 Is there a scarier word in management than “budget”? Whether you’re in charge of a small team or you oversee dozens of departments, putting together a budget can provoke feelings of fear and frustration. Asking for money is always scary – especially when you know you will be judged for how successfully you managed it. […]]]> How Google is Using AI for Data Center Cooling Thu, 03 Jan 2019 00:00:05 +0000 At the heart of all Google services, is a vast network of servers and computing resources that promise continually improving end-user experience, performance and availability. These resources are responsible for performing search queries, transferring data and delivering computing services for millions of users at any given moment, around the world. In order to maintain optimal […]]]> What is ‘Dark Debt’? How to Eliminate the Dark Debt in your IT Organization Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:40 +0000 How do you fix or prevent something from happening when you don’t know it’s a problem? That’s the question inherent to dark debt – the hidden vulnerabilities in a stable IT environment that will eventually wreak havoc. We’ve all heard of technical debt, a common IT concept, but dark debt is invisible. We don’t know […]]]> 5 Great IT Governance Books for 2019 and Beyond Mon, 24 Dec 2018 00:00:52 +0000 For executives on-the-go, there isn’t much you can’t accomplish quickly. Mobile technology has executives far more connected than ever before, making critical decisions at a touch of a button. But unfortunately, there’s no fast and easy way to handle IT governance. IT governance refers to a business’s set of established processes that ensure IT resources […]]]>