IT Operations

The Customer Demand For Artificial Intelligence (Part 2)

Last week, we started exploring the potential of artificial intelligence with a look into its use by consumers. This week, we continue that big picture look into artificial intelligence by exploring its impact on society, economy, industry, and business. The use of artificial intelligence to solve some intractable problems in the world such as job growth and hunger has benefits for business. This discussion is useful for business leaders not only because they they want to make this a better world for everyone but also because therein lies a massive business opportunity. So, whether this appeals to your heart or your mind, read on!

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Customer Demand for Artificial Intelligence

A business leader must ask the most basic question about any disruptive technology: what is the market opportunity? In other words, how can I use it to create value? At the core of this question is customer demand. Artificial intelligence is going to be a key tool for the enterprise because society at large will use it – directly or indirectly. So, the question then becomes: how?

Toward that end, this week, we are referring you to an excellent discussion on the adoption of artificial intelligence by people. CIOs can learn about the potential of this technology and then walk back to ways to deploy it to address this demand. Nothing gets you a seat at the table faster than an understanding of your company’s business model.

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Introduction to the Internet of Things

Before a technology is adopted in the enterprise, a thorough analysis of its potential is a requirement. This analysis should evaluate the technology for its potential to address a business priority and assess the organization’s readiness to use it. CIOs need to understand what this technology assessment entails.

Toward that end, this week, we are referring you to an in-depth discussion on technology assessment of Internet of Things. You can use this as a template to conduct technology assessment and/or understand how Internet of Things can provide competitive advantage to your enterprise.

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e-Book: Artificial Intelligence and the Digital Enterprise

Digital Transformation is the imperative for businesses across the board. The question is: what role does the CIO play? As we discuss that question, we cannot let our eye off the ball with an even more pressing question: how to create a roadmap for digital transformation? Fortunately, there is a wealth of good analysis and advice.

This week, we start a series that covers the key aspects of the digital journey. CIOs can use this to understand what is happening around then or better yet take the lead in creating a roadmap for Digital Transformation for their enterprise. The first question answers itself!

Our journey starts at the intersection of a key technology and digital disruption namely, artificial intelligence. AI is turbo charing digital disruption and it is a must for CIOs to understand its impact on business – from models to implementation and everything in between.

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e-Book: Primer on Private Cloud Computing

So far we have introduced cloud computing, explained its value to the business, andintroduced platform as a service (PaaS),infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and software as a service (SaaS) models of cloud computing.

Then, we explored the practical considerations in cloud deployment with a discussion on hybrid cloud computing. This week we conclude this series with a discussion on private could computing – the missing piece in this puzzle.

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e-Book: Primer on Hybrid Cloud Computing

So far we have introduced cloud computing, explained its value to the business, andintroduced platform as a service (PaaS),infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and software as a service (SaaS) models of cloud computing.

Next, we will explore practical considerations in cloud deployment. There are three configurations for cloud deployment – public, private, and hybrid. CIOs must understand what each is, how to select one or the other, and how to migrate to the selected environment.

Toward that end, this week, we are referring you to an in-depth discussion on hybrid cloud computing. An excellent place to start your journey into selecting a cloud deployment model.

e-Book: Primer on Hybrid Cloud Computing

e-Book: Primer on Software as a Service (SaaS)

So far we have introduced cloud computing, explained its value to the business, andintroduced platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) models of cloud computing.

Next, we will explore the software as a service (SaaS) model of cloud computing. CIOs must understand the key concepts underlying software as a service (SaaS), what value it brings to their business, and how to deploy it for value. Toward that end, this discussion lays the groundwork for a meaningful discussion on software as a service (SaaS). An excellent place to start your journey into software as a service (SaaS).

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e-Book: Primer on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

So far we have introduced cloud computing, explained its value to the business, and introduced platform as a service (PaaS) model of cloud computing.

Next, we will explore the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) model of cloud computing. CIOs must understand the key concepts underlying infrastructure as a service (IaaS), what value it brings to their business, and how to deploy it for value. Toward that end, this discussion lays the groundwork for a meaningful discussion on infrastructure as a service (IaaS). An excellent place to start your journey into infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

e-Book: Primer on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

e-Book: Primer on Platform as a Service (PaaS)

So far we have introduced cloud computing and explained its value to the business. Next, we will explore the key models of cloud computing starting with platform as a service (PaaS).

CIOs must understand the key concepts underlying platform as a service (PaaS), what value it brings to their business, and how to deploy it for value. Toward that end, this discussion lays the groundwork for a meaningful discussion on platform as a service (PaaS). An excellent place to start your journey into platform as a service (PaaS).

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What is cloud computing?

Strategy and the quest for business leadership has confused CIOs but only those who think that IT operations take a back seat to IT Strategy. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Nothing could be more damaging to your career. If anything, IT Operations are Job No 1 for a CIO. They are the foundation of a successful IT capability and by extension your career! If the email doesn’t work, users cannot login to systems, or the servers are always down, cutting edge strategic thinking is of no use.

Cloud computing is the shiny new tool of IT Operations. Overlook the hype and still cloud computing shines – CIOs must master the fundamentals of cloud computing, understand its potential, master its capabilities, and craft a strategy for its use.

Toward that end, this week are starting a series on the fundamentals of cloud computing. It will walk you through the key concepts to lay the foundation of a successful cloud strategy. Hope you will find it helpful in your journey!

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