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When the IT Lights Go Out

post by Chris Curran on July 09, 2015

Lights Out

Guest post by Gerard Verweij This week the IT lights went out for a trio of prominent companies. Was this connectivity crisis a coincidence? Regardless of what causes connectivity chaos in circumstances such as these, companies need a plan to mitigate risks and where possible prevent them. The dire downtime these companies suffered is a troubling […]

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The War for Fast Tech Skills Starts Here

post by Chris Curran on July 08, 2015


I recently had the pleasure of speaking at Internapalooza, a gathering of more than 3,000 highly sought after technology interns. Chomping at the bit to change the world, these Silicon Valley technologists are in the trenches of the technology titans. But as the summer draws to a close, most of them will chase their dreams […]

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Integration Intervention: The Moment Unmovable Was Unacceptable

post by Chris Curran on June 18, 2015

IF Case study pic

Guest post by Glen Hobbs Setbacks often inspire soul searching. For one of my clients, the disappointment was losing first mover advantage in an emerging Asian market. They needed to rapidly roll out new product configurations and pricing models. But, the IT department projected the company would miss the window of opportunity by months. The […]

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Understanding IT Complexity

post by Chris Curran on June 02, 2015


In all the years I’ve spent in and around the IT function, I’ve never seen tech complexity so high. IT is stressing under the weight of applications, emerging tech, vendors and systems and sans the support of a seamless, flexible and sturdy integrated infrastructure. This complexity is happening as the CIO and the IT function face immense […]

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Why It’s Time for an Integration Revolution

post by Chris Curran on May 11, 2015

Integration Revolution

Guest post by Glen Hobbs Today’s enterprises are distributed ecosystems. Employees, customers, partners and suppliers with different processes and systems need to connect. But the proliferation of endpoints (apps, systems, processes, data, mobile devices, etc.) coupled with the influx of third-party cloud services has made current traditional and piecemeal integration approaches obsolete. An Abbreviated History […]

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