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A principle theme of our next upcoming webinar is how to engineer an accelerated ‘DevOps’ environment. DevOps represents a fusion of the traditionally separate departments of software Development and Operations management. In short the teams who write software and those who then run the servers and hosting to run the software. Each is armed with a large foam pointing finger that says “It’s their fault” and this is how work is managed.. DevOps rides the wave by taking advantage of improving automation across internal Private Clouds as well as external hosting firms, meaning they can build on this to also use other software management tools and processes so that they can still further improve this more integrated approach. This enables software teams to take on more ‘DevOps’ type models where Development and Operations are more closely integrated, and can operate appl... (more)

Bringing DRaaS to the C-Suite

By Monica Brink, director of product marketing, iland A series of large-scale cyber attacks have been in the headlines this year and, according to McAfee, the situation will only worsen as hackers use more advanced techniques to infiltrate networks. Despite this, there are still a large portion of companies that remain vulnerable, mainly due to the lack of executive interest in preparing for worst-case scenarios. The same report states that 79 percent of C-level US and UK executives surveyed say executive level involvement is necessary to achieving an effective incident response ... (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)