Archive For March, 2012

The CIO as a Business Service Conductor

Conducting an orchestra is easy; delivering a new CRM service is hard! A long time ago, someone asked me on Twitter what is the difference between automation and orchestration. It really got me thinking, and eventually I think I answered…

CA AppLogic r3 Certifications Now Available

Do you consider yourself a CA AppLogic® cloud platform “power user”? Wish you could prove your expertise and knowledge around effectively administering, managing and implementing CA AppLogic r3? Now you can! CA Education has recently released its latest role-based certification exams…

Cloud Articles: Teenage Angst and Customer Satisfaction

This week we’ve had two bylines published by top technology sites that have generated quite a bit of commentary and traffic around various social networks. They’re both worth a read – following is a quick recap with links to those…

Pragmatic Cloud: "Working Together Is Success"

What capacity planning taught us about the value of alignment with Business There has been quite a lot written about the benefits of IT-Business alignment, and even more written about the terrible things that can happen when the teams are…

Can a business be too social?

Back in high school, when parents went out of town, nothing was more compelling than a party. I had to be there. Parties were my proving ground for social dominance, and provided opportunities that I just couldn’t get under parental…

Pragmatic Cloud: "…and business always wants it in a week"

I agree, Chris O’Malley, business should align with IT Recently I read a post by Chris O’Malley, Nimsoft CEO wherein he makes the point that, while IT must align with their business consumers, business people must also make an effort…

Is your private cloud "flat-lined"?

I recently spoke with a CA Technologies partner and we both agreed that there seems to be too much focus on building out private clouds and not enough in actually filling them up. Why should anyone care? First, the promise…

Cloud Commons Ecosystem Update: New Features, Partners and Offerings

This morning we announced several new features, partners, offerings and growth milestones in the Cloud Commons® ecosystem. Since November, membership has increased by more than 40 percent and more than 500 members have joined the Developer Studio. The Cloud Commons…