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Migrating legacy applications to new Cloud environments is probably the main technical challenge most CIO’s face today, and thus it is a hugely fertile area for new services, technology innovations and best practices. There will also be specializations around particular Cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft Azure and Google. For example as Fedr8 describes here some of the types of challenges that an enterprise will face with this migration process to the Azure Cloud is the dependencies within the software, on other software in the underlying operating system layers. They offer three questions to ponder: Is your code base supported in Azure? Which of your application dependencies are natively available in Azure? Does your application hold state? The upcoming End-of-life for Windows 2003 is the perfect example – This code will no longer be supported thus presenting a c... (more)

Unlocking Business Value Throughput: Fusing DevOps and the Theory of Constraints

CBPN Insight Using existing management best practices notably Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints, any organization can systemically apply new ‘DevOps’ software practices to [...] ... (more)

Cloud UVC: Unified Virtual Collaboration

The Canadian government calling out for insights into the gaps in their R&D innovation strategy is timely and provides a context for the market opportunity for Telco Cloud Services. Telcos can offer Cloud platforms that not only meet the core IT needs of governments but can also be aligned with these high-level strategic priorities. Most notably and critically important in these difficult financial times, it can be positioned as economy-boosting 'Innovation Infrastructure', on a SaaS basis. Unified Virtual Collaboration One of the hottest application areas for Telco Cloud servic... (more)

Open Government = Social Innovation

Our McS consulting practice specializes in fast-tracking cutting edge, new innovations such as Cloud computing, Open Government and Social Innovation. These can be utilized by start-ups, providing them a unique invention to launch and grow their business, and it can also be leveraged by large organizations and governments. The essential ingredient is that rather than these being seperate, standalone topics, the critical point is how they overlap and enable one another. As the title suggests, Open Government is actually a form of Social Innovation. Canadian Federal Government rese... (more)

Social Media Clouds

Welcome to Enterprise2.us, our new channel on Ulitzer focused on Enterprise 2.0, how businesses can use social media internally. Where this overlaps with Cloud computing is a very hot area for new ventures, as it helps to bring together a number of disparate and also quite technical strands and packages them into business and user-centric solutions. Enterprise social media The term 'Enterprise 2.0' was coined by Andrew McAfee, who became widely known for the topic following his MIT white paper 'Dawn of Emergent Collaboration'. This described how organizations could greatly impro... (more)