Office Yesterday, Telework Today?

Plenty of organizations today don’t view telework as a wish-list item, but as a necessity for their business. It was common for IT leaders to be hesitant about virtual workers five years ago, but now, some say telework is essential to cut costs and improve efficiency.

Here are some examples of the main benefits of telework:

  • Flexibility and cost savings
  • Expanded talent pool
  • Increased productivity
  • Employee retention

Some IT leaders insist telework is becoming a prerequisite for hiring and retaining the best employees. And, in today’s business world, those organizations with the best and brightest people are going to succeed. Not to mention, the technology to enable telework is readily available.

So, how does this apply to your organization? Do your organizations’ employees telework today (Ripe), or is your organization hesitant about supporting virtual workers (Hype)?

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Are You Buried Under the Data Explosion?

It’s no surprise to anyone that data creation continues to grow exponentially.  Consider these statistics:

  • Servers and storage are the biggest portion of a data center’s cost
  • Servers account for 57% of a data center’s operating cost

Some saw virtualization as the answer, yet data demands continue to grow.  Do you think data growth is driving the demand for cloud (Ripe) or is cloud still just a bunch of marketing Hype?

Check out this video about the data explosion and the future of data centers, http://bit.ly/kfinL5.

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Does the C-suite have a tight hold on the purse strings for cloud?

According to an Open Group survey of cloud specialists at global organizations, ranging in size from fewer than 200 to more than 5,000 employees, C-level executives control cloud decisions.

The survey was carried out online between February and March, 2011. The survey results showed more than half of buying decisions required CEO and CIO level approval; 23% and 32%, respectively. IT directors accounted for 22%, while enterprise architects held just 7% of buying power.

How does this relate to your organization’s approach to cloud computing decision making?  Is this Hype (the C-levels are not as involved as the research may indicate) or is this Ripe (cloud decisions are made in the C-suite)? Feel free to share your comments below, too!

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Is Your Company Ready for the Video Age?

IT leaders today are considering the fact that eventually, our main form of communication and collaboration might be via video communications.

The way we interact is changing rapidly and collaboration is the key to maintain a competitive advantage.  As IT leaders, we know you can’t innovate without collaboration, and without innovation, companies do not succeed.

So, regardless of your preferred communication method, video might be the core for collaboration in the near future. So, think about how this applies to your business. Is this use of video Ripe and you’re ready to embrace communications and collaboration via video, or is it just Hype?

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Should Businesses Move Disaster Recovery to the Cloud?

The idea that disaster recovery can be sold as a service managed in the cloud is not new, but it’s quickly gaining traction among CIOs and IT managers.

Today’s cloud offerings can give IT leaders a value-priced tool with which to meet their recovery point and recovery time objectives.  Some IT leaders say the key is to have a qualified, independent third-party conduct a business impact assessment to determine if the business’ recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) requirements can be supported by DR in the cloud before any decisions are made. If it turns out that the company is a candidate for DR in the cloud, there are several good reasons to move forward with a full-scale evaluation of the advantages.

So, what do you think? Is this just Hype, or should businesses move disaster recovery to the cloud (Ripe)?

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Is VDI Overrated?

Plenty of IT leaders aren’t sold on the necessity of VDI.  In fact, several believe it’s just plain overrated.  We found IT leaders saying the following about VDI:

“VDI is a ‘last mile’ technology. With all the isolation/application virtualization, I almost felt like the industry was giving up on SBC too early.”

“VDI or SBC is not the debate to me but the representation of the actual need of the market to define models that actually fit to customers’ needs and the ‘one perfect universal model’ does not exist.”

Despite these comments, others say you can bring applications to almost everyone, everywhere and anytime with VDI. So, what do you think – is VDI overrated (Hype), or is it ready for prime time (Ripe)?

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