April 21, 2011
The real story of the cloud has not been told in most industries. It is not about technology but about new ways of running a business.
April 19, 2011
It should surprise no one that Facebook has a very progressive attitude to the way it runs its IT. In an interview with CIO UK, Facebook CIO Tim Campos explained how the company's strategy of moving as much of its systems into the cloud as possible is being managed by including its employees into the buying process.
April 12, 2011
There's no question that cloud computing is a disruptive force in IT. A recent survey of 100 enterprise CIOs by the Worldwide Executive Council, says that agility and economics are the two primary benefits companies aim to achieve when moving IT operations to the cloud. This sentiment is echoed far and wide, although proving the ROI and cost benefits of the cloud is not as clear-cut. In fact, James Staten, vice president at Forrester has written, "Everywhere you look there's hype about how cloud computing can save you money. Unfortunately, these claims paint a very generic picture of cost savings that simply isn't true."
April 11, 2011
Reinsuring giant Swiss Re has implemented a Technology Business Management (TBM) platform from Apptio that it hopes will improve its IT cost management. The SaaS-based Apptio system will be rolled out across Swiss Re's global IT operations and will provide greater insight in to the exact costing of IT services to the business, helping with planning, budgeting, forecasting, and controlling, the company said.
April 11, 2011
Swiss Re has installed a new cost management software that gives the company more transparency of the cost of IT to the business. The reinsurer has moved from using spreadsheets to installing the SaaS-based software from Apptio, which is designed specifically for managing IT costs in an automated manner. It is deploying the software for its global operations across more than 20 countries.