Posted on Friday, March 20, 2015 - 13:41
I met with a Fortune 500 company earlier this month who is considering building their own web content management system from the ground up. This would mean spending millions of dollars architecting and coding a custom system to replace the existing
Posted on Friday, February 6, 2015 - 14:00
This morning I received an email promotion from Banana Republic.
Headline: Dress like a boss - it’s simple.
Hook, line, and sinker, I was opening it. I’m a female executive, and I love a good power suit. I also love Banana Republic clothing.
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:22
At last year’s Cloud Security Alliance Congress, Philip Lieberman raised an issue that brought home to me why automation is now a must-have when it comes to security. Not just for cloud security, for all computer security.
In his talk, Philip, who
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:41
I love this illustration from a recent Netskope Cloud Report.
The IT guy, standing in his dinghy, is estimating that he has 40-50 cloud apps running in his enterprise.
But check out that submerged iceberg: it’s more like 397! That’s nearly 10x the
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:04
When I started talking to cloud experts about automation and security, I thought that we’d spend most of our time discussing how automation reduces human error (and deliberate malfeasance). And how it frees up IT time for higher value activities.
Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 09:21
I was nursing a strong cup of coffee when I spoke to Marc Boorshtein, the chief technology officer at Tremelo Security, an identity service broker that enables enterprises to integrate new applications very quickly.
The coffee was crucial, because
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 10:47
Ryan Scheuermann recently came up with a good metaphor to describe the difference between managing security on your own servers, and using a cloud-based service.
“When you’re working with bare metal in your own location, it’s all up to you. It’s
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 12:38
Over the last few years, IT departments have gotten increasingly comfortable with cloud technology, by which I mean cloud security. Because as one IT analyst put it recently, “When it comes to the cloud, security is the number one concern. And
Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013 - 09:53
When a company is considering a new venture, where does it turn to find exactly the right combination of cloud services to make the project happen efficiently and economically?
Mark Weinstein believes the call should go to the IT department.
Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 09:04
One member of the team wants to write and edit the plan as a Google Doc. Another has an outline in an iPad app. A third has notes in Evernote. And the presentation event will be hosted on Eventbrite.
Not only is everyone bringing their own device
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 09:25
The Information Technology Services department at American Water is gradually shifting towards the cloud, away from a traditional "keep the lights on" mentality.
How will it get there?
That's for Leigh Ann Thomas to figure out.
The senior business
Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013 - 14:52
The secret is out: Great content drives commerce engagement.
However, creating an easy handoff between the content experience and the purchase experience remains a mystery for most. To fully integrate these two experiences, retailers and brands
Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013 - 12:46
Richard Sanchez, president of Miami-based cloud-computing company 0NL9, Inc., is no longer surprised to see IT skills applied in new -- and potentially profitable -- ways.
One of his clients is a company that leases storage containers in over a
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 14:33
As cloud hosting has become part of the technology landscape, offsite technical expertise also has become the norm. This has changed the game for IT, greatly simplifying the configuration, operation, and support a company's technology infrastructure
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 - 10:08
With Thanksgiving falling late this year, retailers and brands are scrambling to deal with almost a week less of shopping time between turkey day and the big day. With less time, the stakes are higher than ever to ensure your site’s uptime. There
Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 13:01
Imagine this: You walk into a local department store and browse until you find just what you’re looking for, but then you discover there’s no cash register in the building… you have to walk several blocks to get to the place where you can checkout.
Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 12:21
I was underdressed. That was the first thing I noticed this week at the Luxury Interactive, “The Premiere Luxury and Branding & eCommerce conference”. The list of attendees was a veritable who’s who in luxury brand marketing, including: Chanel,