Complexity – The Killer of Agility?

I’ve said a few times that the data center of today isn’t the data center of yesterday nor is it the data center of tomorrow. In fact, in “The Data Center of Tomorrow” I wrote that the: “data center will be a combination of internal and external systems that combine to create an agile, efficient […]

Does IT Agility Equate to Business Survival?

I’ve been writing about agility within the data center and IT group recently. I truly believe the future of IT (and the business) requires that those of us in IT rethink how and what we deliver to our organizations. While reading a white paper titled “Agile IT Empowers Business Success”, I ran across an intriguing […]

A Primary Goal of an Agile Data Center – Portability

If you ask one hundred people (or companies) what it means to have an agile data center, you’ll most likely get a large number of diverse answers. While you’ll most likely hear different answers from different people, I think many of those answers would fall into line with what I wrote in “The Right Services […]

Building the Agile Data Center

The modern data center is a complex environment with many different systems and many different objectives. The data center exists to provide an organization with the networking, storage, processing and connectivity features needed to operate in the fast paced, data-driven world we live in today. Over the years, many data centers have become the dumping […]

The Agile Data Center

I participated in the #DataCtrChat Twitter chat last week to join in on the conversation about the Agile Data Center. If you haven’t joined in on a Twitter chat recently, you should. The #DataCtrChat is a great one to be a part of, especially if you’re interested in the data center. One of the questions […]

Links for March 21 2010

Too Big to Trust? Or Too Untrustworthy to Scale? by Charles H. Green on Trust Matters Preach it Brother Edelman by Robbin Phillips on Brains On Fire Blog Marketing Can’t Be Controlled By a Dashboard by Jonathan Baskin on Baskin Dim Bulb The Key to Strategic Agility by Samuel B. Bacharach on The Bacharach Blog Winning […]

Links for Dec 20 2009

Storytelling on the web by Rob Mills on Carsonified Long Tail Vs. The Blockbuster by Paul Barsch on Marketing Profs Daily Fix 5 strategies for a better 2010 by Mark Riffey on Business is Personal Quality-of-Hire Quandary of 2009: What Went Wrong With Notre Dame and Charlie Weis? by Josh Letourneau on Fistful of Talent […]

Agility & Business

Michael Hugos had a really good post on CIO.com titled “Agility Means Simple Things Done Well, Not Complex Things Done Fast” that provided the best definition of “agility’ that I’ve found.  He writes: Experience shows me (again and again) that agility is not about working fast but about finding elegantly simple solutions to business problems. […]