Category Archives: Business Strategy

Shadow IT is a reality for 90% of CIOs

As line of business executives take ever more power over IT purchasing, leaving CIOs out of the loop. Joanne Nelson, VP of International Marketing at Logicalis, looks at the scale of the challenge facing IT leaders and wonders if IT departments …read more

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The evolution of IT leadership

Rob Evans examines how IT leadership has developed over the past thirty years, and what the forces shaping change today means for today’s IT leaders. The first shadow age Way back – well the 1980s – IT rested firmly in the …read more

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Business-centric security – A shift in focus

Today’s enterprises face growing challenges to traditional ‘perimeter’ security used to protect IT services and resources, as Oliver Descoudres, of Logicalis Australia explains. Trends like BYOD, the shift of services in to the cloud, or many clouds, and the convergence …read more

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Converged Infrastructures: What’s All the Excitement About?

The interest in converged infrastructures is accelerating rapidly as more and more businesses understand the value they deliver. Gerry Carroll, Marketing Director at  Logicalis UK, looks at some of the major benefits that businesses are realising today. Traditionally, data centre resources …read more

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So what is this Internet of Things?

Richard Alexander explains why the Internet of Things (IoT) is so much more than fridges that tell us the milk has gone bad, or that you’re running low on eggs – and what its sheer scale means for vendors and service …read more

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8 ways the CIO can transform the IT department – and survive

Logicalis is currently examining the shift from technology-focused to services-led IT through its third Global Survey ‘CIO Pressures and Priorities’. Joanne Nelson, VP of International Market for Logicalis Group identifies eight ways a CIO can transform the IT department. Consumerisation …read more

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The five keys to monetising Big Data

Julie Spiller, VP, Vertical Solutions & Proposition Management for Logicalis US, points out that without effective monetisation, Big Data is just an expensively stored mountain of ones and zeros – and sets out the five key elements of the kind of …read more

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Innovation? Don’t forget your ITSM environment

Erwin ter Berg of Logicalis SMC explains why ITSM should not be ignored when CIOs look at ‘necessary changes in IT’. The role of IT Service Management (ITSM) is traditionally based on what are often referred to as the big …read more

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Six benefits of modernising storage and backup infrastructures

Letting an organisation’s storage and backup infrastructure fall behind the times is fraught with risk – from steeply rising costs and compromised performance to a lack of preparedness if disaster should strike.  Bill Mansfield outlines six of the common benefits …read more

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The IT power shift: How will CIOs respond?

As CIOs increasingly accept that line of business colleagues will take over IT purchasing decisions. Mark Rogers, President and COO at Logicalis, assesses their response – drawing on findings from the second annual Optimal Services Study to argue that they …read more

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