September 04, 2009
When it comes to defending the value of the internal IT organization, far too many IT leaders don't stand a real chance. In a recent survey of more than 200 senior IT executives sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, nearly half said they did not have the necessary level of IT investment rigor and portfolio management in place to align IT investment decisions with business priorities. And with all due respect to the other half of the respondents in this survey, most of them are deluding themselves.
August 26, 2009
Amazon.com is tailoring its cloud computing services to make them more attractive to large enterprise customers. The company this morning launched a Virtual Private Cloud service, giving companies a way to migrate their IT infrastructure onto Amazon's cloud while keeping their security systems in place.
August 20, 2009
Technology media-types have given plenty of spotlight time to the likes of Twitter, iPhone apps and the latest casual games. In that environment, it can be difficult for anybody playing in a decidedly non-sexy industry segment like enterprise software to get any attention. That is, unless somebody gives you $14 million in venture capital funding. And one of those somebodies is the man who gave the world Netscape, the first web browser of any significance.