DOD

DOD Cloud Strategy: CIO Multicloud Recommendations from JEDI and CIA

The Department of Defense (DOD) awarded underdog Microsoft a massive cloud computing contract on October 25, 2019. This announcement was an enormous surprise to IT analysts and the cloud industry. This award was stripped down from the original Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) $10B cloud plan to a $1million guarantee for Microsoft work. It leaves…

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Business.

Business Shock Recovery Requires Re-thinking

I’ve seen increasing discussion over the past week-plus about the effects of COVID-19 as a “shock” to business, rather than an interruption of the type around which most firms build disaster response and recovery (DRR) plans. I think that “shock” is a perfect term. And I think that business management software (e.g., ERP) and managed…

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Working

The New Normal For Supply Chains

COVID-19 pandemic reveals how globalization can both spread a virus and cripple supply chains People have been trading goods across vast distances for millennia. The Silk Road and Timbuktu’s trans-Saharan caravan are two examples. Now globalization describes capability, opportunity, scale and speed for production and distribution of goods. That are specialized, manufactured and delivered just-in-time.…

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Working from Home

How To Stop Video From Killing Work-from-home

Tens of thousands of firms are shifting hundreds of thousands of workers from commercial and industrial locations to working from home. Those workers are bringing home not only their typical daily workloads; they also bring massive use of video. And that is straining some networks to the breaking point, disrupting workers’ connection to the business,…

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Corporate

Chair Ball and Corporate Bungling

Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry once related a story: He claims readers perceived journalists as hard working investigators hitting the phones and slaving over their typewriters to make deadlines. In reality, he said, they could most often be found in the board room wheeling around on the chairs and dunking paper wads into the trash…

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