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In This HP Cloud Source Blog, HP Expert, Christian Verstraete will examine cloud computing challenges, discuss practical approaches to cloud computing and suggest realistic solutions.

Get Service Focused, Run at the Pace of the Business

Business people often see IT as costly and slowing things down. This is particularly the case in large enterprises. In an ever more digital world where time is shrinking and things need to happen faster and faster, this is a real issue for IT. Either IT becomes a business game changer or it won't exist anymore. Does that mean we should put "No Future" on the front of the IT department. I don't believe so, but I strongly believe IT is in the middle of a revolution and the IT departments that understand and transform will be the winners of tomorrow. Here are a couple hints of what to do in this new, digital world.

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Decoding Cloud Migration: “Lift-and-shift”

In many migration to cloud conversations, the term “lift-and-shift” appears. But what does this term actually mean and what is the user expecting? Ultimately what the user wants, to my understanding, is to migrate an application or applications from the existing environment to a new cloud-based environment without changing the logic or the way the application works. But there is not just one way to do that as " lift-and-shift"  seems to indicate. Companies believing migration is simple and fast, often choose encapsulation methods to find they can no longer evolve their applications. So, make sure you understand your options and not just " lift-and-shift".

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Beyond the Digital Enterprise, Industry 4.0

As technology becomes ever more pervasive in our daily lives, the questions of how, when, and why we should be using it becomes critical. Concepts are appearing everywhere, ideas are exchanged and visions are established. One of those is called Industry 4.0, catering specifically to the usage of the internet of things in industries. So, let’s take a minute to review how companies are evolving through a clever use of technologies in their industrial operations.

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A Modern CIO, a Techie at Heart with a Business Mind?

As the world increasingly becomes IT literate and as digital technologies percolate in everything we do, the role of the CIO and the responsibility for the IT department needs to change drastically or it will implode. You’re probably asking yourself why I would predict that, and what CIOs should do to have a bright future. Let me answer both questions.

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Private cloud is doomed to fail. Or is it?

I like to stay updated on what is published about cloud, and this week, an article by Matt Asay (@mjasay) in TechRepublic came to my attention: Private Clouds, a very public failure. My initial reaction was, really? Sure, Amazon Web Services will tell you the private cloud is doomed, but would you expect anything else? But beyond that statement, what are we really talking about? Before starting the discussion, let me point out I’m talking from my own experience. The only thing I can say is that, in the environments I work in, the private cloud is well established and growing fast. Let me highlight why.

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  • Christian is responsible for building services focused on advising clients in their move to cloud, particularly from a business process and application perspective, and establishing a global community to deliver those services to our customers worldwide.
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