The evolution of the datacentre

Change is nothing new in IT. First there were main frames, then personal computers and client server computing. Servers then got virtualized and then came cloud computing. Through these changes, software has been centralized, decentralized and now distributed. Consumption of IT services has moved from centralized, to shared and now it’s all about self-service. Change is nothing new. Neither is it always easy. There are 3 things IT managers and decision makers need to consider  …>> more

The IT Cheshire Cat

Remembering the glory days of innovation in corporate IT For lovers of Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat has special appeal. Distinctive among Wonderland characters, the Cat is enigmatic creature that maintains a cool, grinning outsider status. The Cat appears and disappears at will, at times revealing only its toothy grin as evidence of its presence. Innovation within the Information Technology department, it seems, is like the Cheshire Cat. It appears and disappears  …>> more

Following Alex Ferguson’s management formula

Sir Alex Ferguson is arguably one of the most successful and prolific professional sports coaches of all time. Over his 26-year tenure as guardian of Manchester United – one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world – his teams racked up trophy after trophy after trophy. He won 13 English top-league championships and 25 other trophies. Ferguson is to Man. U what Steve Jobs was to Apple. Despite being a recovering jockaholic, my  …>> more