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  • Blog Post: Simon on strategy: cloud and IT consumerisation – how will your IT department change?

    Here in the UK TechNet team Simon May (@simonster) has written a number of posts over the past couple of months that will be really useful to you if you’re tasked with thinking about and setting IT strategy within your organisation. These posts, discussing how your IT department is faced with change...
  • Blog Post: Building your consumerisation of IT strategy (part 2 of 2)

    Welcome to part two of this post the first part of Building your consumerisation of IT Strategy can be found here Productivity Consumerisation and productivity go hand in hand, but it might not be top of mind when you first think about consumerisation. Being productive in some way, however, is the main...
  • Blog Post: Key trend in the consumerisation of IT: self service

    Consumerisation is an amazing trend; the idea that anyone can make choices about the way they work and the tools they use to get their job done. From an IT point of view it can, at first, look like a scary proposition. All those people bringing in different bits of kit and making you look after them...
  • Blog Post: How the consumerisation of IT affects IT departments

    There are a few trends that are affecting IT in some hard hitting, demanding and, for many, (work) life changing ways. Cloud is the first obvious one, but causing more of a pain in the IT department's rear right now is probably consumerisation. Consumerisation is a simple theory; that people want...
  • Blog Post: How the public cloud affects your IT Department

    No one can fail to see how much impact the ideas of cloud are having on our organisations and as IT Professionals the most direct impact we feel is on us, on those we work with, on our IT Department.  It doesn’t matter whether your “IT”, “IS”, “ICT”, “Information Management”, “IM” or whatever 2...
  • Blog Post: What concerns IT professionals about moving applications Azure?

    Simon May , all-round good egg, has just written a great post which asks you what’s concerning you about moving apps to Azure. Simon’s going to have an audience with some of the Azure product folks during the next few weeks, so he’ll get the chance to put your questions direct to them...
  • Blog Post: 5 Imperatives for modern IT departments

    Last week I posted about how the cloud is going to affect IT departments in the future, thinking about how some roles are affected and the like, but this time I’m setting out a mini-manifesto for IT departments.  This mini-manifesto isn’t for the IT departments that want to continue doing what they...
  • Blog Post: “I don’t get the private cloud”, “We’re already virtual so we have a cloud”

    The title of this article is two made up quotes attributable to no one but that are common reactions I get when I talk to IT Professionals about cloud . Sometimes I think them a strange reaction from technology professionals but really they are both based around a simple misunderstanding; what a cloud...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Days Online is Back! 24th/25th/26th April

    New years resolution: must blog more! It's only taken me to the end of January to start my resolution but I'm going to try one blog article per month. We're bringing back Tech.Days Online on the 24th/25th & 26th of April. This time with more days and more topics. Simon and Andrew will be back...
  • Blog Post: Building your consumerisation of IT strategy (part 1 of 2)

    The consumerisation of IT trend is hurtling towards most IT shops and it’s clear from those I talk to that they’re just trying to deal with things as they happen. The MD wants to attach his cool new device but what does that mean for IT – are they expected to support it? What’s the cost of doing that...