Topic: IT Operations

Is Green Computing Good For Business?

This article tries to make the case for green computing. It also helps business leaders lay out a plan to adopt green computing in their organizations.

Green Computing Guide

This guide presents "going green" at the data center level in simple and easy to understand terms. It starts with a simple question: why go green? My reason is simple: because god wants me to clean up the mess I create. Some others want a logical explanation so this guide provides it. Then it goes into more complex issues touching upon key areas in a data center that are killing the planet!

An Introduction to Cloud Computing

This paper defines cloud computing, details its benefits, issues, risks, and describes a cloud computing maturity model. 

A Guide to Virtualization

An excellent soup to nuts discussion on virtualization. This is perhaps the best presentation on Virtualization that I have reviewed. MUST READ!

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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