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Boost Your Impact: our 8-step journey for a successful crew.
We have a pretty amazing crew of consultants. They are passionate about their job and are constantly improving their technical ...Read more →
The Value of FinOps
Traditional IT cost management practices will not work within a cloud environment. Also, how would you link a traditional on-premises ...Read more →
The death of the ‘Spotify Model’
Fairytales don't exist. Especially not in IT. With Cloud technology emerging, a new type of operating model started to get ...Read more →
Cloud Centre of Excellence v3 : what did we change in the summer of 2022?
Three years ago we designed the first 45 Degrees version of our ‘Cloud Centre of Excellence’ approach. We looked at ...Read more →
Is it a Cloud Center of Excellence?
About 3 years ago we started building our own 45 Degrees approach to setting up and running a Cloud Centre ...Read more →
Architects design houses
(But there's a lot more work before they can be built) Imagine yourself as a real estate developer. You just ...Read more →
The importance of Service Management in the Cloud
In achieving digital transformation or higher business value, more and more companies are looking to migrate their businesses into the ...Read more →
What CxO’s can learn from the Tour de France 2021
During the first weekend of the Tour de France 2021 a big debate arose, based on interviews by two of ...Read more →
Building a Modern Services Oriented Organization – Part 3
Companies like Spotify are often referred to as examples of modern IT organizations. Unfortunately modernizing a large, complex enterprise is ...Read more →
Building a Modern Services Oriented Organization – Part 2
In the first part of this mini blog series we explored why cloud technology is not just another technology shift. ...Read more →
Building a Modern Services Oriented Organization – Part 1
Introducing cloud technology in a large enterprise environment is much more than a technology challenge. In a series of 3 ...Read more →
Architects design houses
Imagine yourself as a real estate developer. You just bought a large piece of land and eventually want to use ...Read more →
The chicken or the egg in a cloud journey
Cloud journey The major cloud journey service providers have been preaching for years that the way to get started on ...Read more →
What is a Cloud Center of Excellence ?
According to Gartner, every enterprise needs one. According to conversations with our customers, every enterprise wants one. But what exactly ...Read more →
Ten reasons for setting up a Cloud Center of Excellence (part 2)
Why would you need a Cloud Center of Excellence? Let's give 10 good reasons. Part 2 … Optimised Architecture through ...Read more →
Ten reasons for setting up a Cloud Center of Excellence (part 1)
Why would you need a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE)? Let's give 10 good reasons. Part 1 … Increased Business ...Read more →
Who owns your Cloud Center of Excellence?
Adopting cloud technology is like learning to swim. Nobody can do it without jumping into the water. The first step ...Read more →
Is an agile project approach the holy grail in crisis times?
Only those who have the agility to change with the market and innovate quickly will survive (Robert Kiyosaki) The answer ...Read more →
Building applications for the cloud is a totally different ballgame
In traditional application development the focus is on preventing the system from failing. In technical terms: increasing the Mean Time ...Read more →
When Cloud Adoption becomes too much of a success …
In the ideal world a cloud/transformation journey is a straightforward concept: Step 1: you start to experiment both from a ...Read more →
Why we designed our own approach to a Cloud Center of Excellence
All of the technology is a means to an end. (Jack Holzman) The big cloud providers are not only investing ...Read more →
Why do you need a Cloud Center of Excellence?
"Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is" (Steve Martin) Before starting ...Read more →
Before “Rationalization of Digital Estate” can even start …
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. (Benjamin Franklin) Today the vast majority ...Read more →
Infinite Business and Winter sports
In the middle of a summer heat wave, I had an interesting conversation with a CIO about a shared passion: ...Read more →
Cloud computing is a gorilla game
Cloud computing 101: the biggest advantage of the cloud computing model is "agility". We can do things that were simply ...Read more →
Proof of Concepts in a Cloud world …
We often get questions like (don't worry if the question sound like Chinese for now) : "I want to setup ...Read more →
From Lockdown to Digital Agility Plan: how to get control back?
"In times of great chaos, people tend to follow a man with a plan" (Jeffrey Fry) What happens if you ...Read more →
From Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) to Digital Agility Plan
In a cloud first world, everything is done in self organising teams. New roles like Scrum Masters, Product Managers or Product Owners ...Read more →
The Concept of Digital Agility
Mid March 2020 the world changed for everybody. Of course, this includes IT managers and CIOs. From one day to the other ...Read more →
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