Transformation is alive and well across global enterprises. From government services to financials to entertainment, the way that we consume, pay for and enjoy products and services is changing rapidly. It is well understood that companies need to evolve quickly in order to stay ahead of the competition and IT must be a key business enabler to make that happen.
Co-Authors: Dr. Wolf Zimmer / Otto-Sven Gliesche Everything in a cloud is at scale, resource admission, resource authentication and authorization, resource scheduling and availability and the use of inter-cloud resources. Cloud service providers deploy amounts of infrastructure to capture economies at scale. Thus, cloud security space is still evolving, as well as the technology to implement the clouds and it cannot be overlooked that cloud technology moves faster than cloud security.
We see it every day. Today’s highly interconnected customers, industry ecosystems and cloud computing platforms are pushing the business centre of gravity outside of the walls of the firm. Although effective internal company systems, processes and value chains will always be essential, today’s successful firms need to harness the skills, capabilities and passions of the external marketplace. This is what we mean by becoming more outside-in.
Co-Author: Thomas Baus As the globally leading Cloud providers more and more align their offerings to a common baseline of price and performance, the question is: Does it still matter what features and functions we as an IT service provider can offer? Is it enough to boast about the sheer power of our Cloud solutions?
In 2014, the IT industry is transforming radically and with it our societies, and the business models of our clients: after the main frame age, the client-server age, we are now moving into the cloud age – the age of the always-on, ever-connected, Internet-of-things-driven, network society. I have just spent a few days in the US at the CSC Global Sales Conference and want to share my learning. At CSC, we have developed the concept of the outside-in enterprise to encapsulate that.