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The IT world lives in a constant state of change, a battle of wills between the people running IT and their internal customers. The latest battleground is Shadow IT in which anybody with just a credit card can purchase a new service, completely bypassing the IT department, procurement and all the carefully set up processes which have been in place for years. So, is this the biggest threat to the traditional IT department has ever faced; and to be honest does that matter if people are … [Read more...]
This week, Scalable released its 101st iteration of Asset Vision®, less than 7 years since its 1st. To celebrate this monumental achievement, we have decided to dive into what makes Asset Vision different than the other tools in the market. The Asset Vision platform is a hosted PAAS and is targeted at ITAM, ITL and IT cost related issues. So as such, it does all the things that you would expect any platform in that market to do. However, it offers integration capabilities and it offers an SDK … [Read more...]
According to CNBC, AWS and Azure have been growing at double-digit rates for the past few years. In 2008, Gartner had cloud spending coming in at about 5.5% of IT budgets. Now in 2018, Gartner has cloud spending at 19% and growing to 28% of enterprise spending by 2020. A good example of this trend is Accenture. They are 85% of the way through their journey to put 90% of the company's IT infrastructure into the cloud. Why have we seen this growth? According to Nick Youell, Senior Vice … [Read more...]
Buying and running any kind of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capability is just like buying any other technology. Purchasers want to know what am I paying for, am I getting what I am paying for and where can I save money? Also, it is so easy to spin up virtualized machines, be it through a credit card or on-line provisioning, it is easy to create ghost towns of unused or underutilized resources. These are challenges we have considered for some time at Scalable. This is largely driven by … [Read more...]
The MoSCoW ('must, should, could, won't have') analysis is a common approach to building RFPs to solicit proposals from IT Vendors. To use IT data and support efficient processes, an effective IT asset management program will be most effective if it provides most, if not all the following seven capabilities. In ascending order of importance, I would suggest the following for consideration. These first two are foundational because if you cannot trust your data then everything that follows … [Read more...]