To DevOps or Not to DevOps? A Question of Survival

When it comes to today’s IT, it really isn’t a matter of whether your IT operation should pursue a DevOps strategy and operating model to deliver software in the cloud. The question is how best to transition to this critical new approach. Similar to making the shift to IT as … READ MORE

Ram Ramani May 2nd, 2016

The Gift Of Simplicity!

    How is being an IT manager like being the head of a household during the holiday season? First of all, there’s a lot to get done in a very short amount of time. If you can relate, these questions might sound familiar to you:   What’s on everyone’s … READ MORE

Berna Devrim December 10th, 2015

Achieving a Homegrown Approach to IT Transformation

Sometimes the insights you are looking for to resolve a problem turn out to be right in your own backyard.  When EMC IT embarked on a bold mission to transform its IT operating model almost two years ago, it made perfect sense for EMC IT to turn to an inside … READ MORE

Mark Smith October 26th, 2015

A Solutions approach to enabling OpenStack Cloud

EMC and the Federation have been actively contributing to the OpenStack community for quite some time through product integration into OpenStack  but also community participation on various other projects.   As OpenStack has continued to gain momentum in the market, we at EMC have increased our investment in OpenStack. Our … READ MORE

Mo Khalid May 1st, 2015

10 Lessons Learned from the EMC IT Transformation

We have shared many insights on EMC IT’s multi-year journey to transform from a traditional IT operation to an IT-as-a-Service model—from steps which determine a new organization structure to strategies on changing the mindset of employees to focus on serving our clients. With some significant transformation successes under our belt … READ MORE

Jon Peirce April 15th, 2015

Strategic IT Partnerships: Framing a Better Sourcing Strategy

All organizations need to strategically manage their IT sources to fulfill their needs in the most efficient way.  Many companies leverage hundreds of vendors to support their IT operations as well as a select core of strategic partners with whom they collaborate for mutual success. At EMC IT, we are … READ MORE

Brian Roy January 15th, 2015

What’s the Best Predictor of Success With IT Transformation?

On the road to IT-as-a-Service, transforming your IT infrastructure and applications is the easy part, comparatively speaking, that is. The really tough part is transforming the people and processes, and it’s also what differentiates the most successful IT transformations. So you’ve virtualized your environment, set up your on-premises private cloud and … READ MORE

Mike Koehler December 5th, 2014

Evolving IT as a Business Partner

I had the distinct pleasure of presenting to many local CIOs and IT professionals at Evanta’s CIO Executive Summit in Boston last Tuesday.  In speaking with a variety of attendees, one common topic revolved around how we must change our conversations and working relationship with our business users. It is … READ MORE

Vic Bhagat November 12th, 2014

An IT Epiphany: Getting Back to Basics and Defining Our “Wins”

Sometimes simple steps can lead to substantial insights in the midst of transition. One such instance proved extremely valuable in our Redefine IT effort. In my previous Redefine IT blog, I described the structure of our IT transformation program, the workstreams we used to reshape our organization, and our pursuit … READ MORE

Jon Peirce October 28th, 2014
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