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Blueprint4IT on Ulitzer In this exclusive Q&A for SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal with Cloud Expo Conference Chair, Jeremy Geelan, Tony Bishop - Founder & CEO of Adaptivity - discusses Adaptivity's "IT Transformation Factory" and their Cloud Computing strategy. Bishop gave a General Session at the 5th Cloud Expo in New York in April entitled "Understanding the Relationship Between Workloads and the Cloud." About Tony Bishop: As Chairman and CEO, he leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for Adaptivity's key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking ... (more)

IT Innovation: From Cost Centers To Sales Enhancers

IT must innovate - it's the new clarion call in this looming recession. Given the cost pressures required just to keep the lights on, how would IT be able to convince business to let IT innovate beyond a datacenter clean-up focus? The answer lies in the basic principle for any IT investment: Intelligence is king, only now IT needs to be that king in real time. Here are some scenarios to illustrate the power of real-time information correlation that makes IT a sales enabler: A standard insurance company function is to have a service center accept calls about changes to addresses, it is likely that call center is off-shore. The real question is whether anything is done besides registering the address for billing purposes. A new move might mean a new zip code. There are statistics available about the demographics of zip codes, could the people moving be going to a weal... (more)

Vivek Kundra: "Engage the American People in their Daily Digital Lives"

Today I attended a very impressive talk by the Federal CIO, Mr. Vivek Kundra at a Northern Virginia Technology Council Public Policy event. His open and "matter of fact" approach to explaining the coming government IT transformation was focused and direct. After engaging the audience with a personal anecdote about the 9/11 interview in Arlington that catapulted his professional career, he outlined why Virginia was his model for transforming the Federal information technology platform and bureaucracy. In tackling this huge task, his baseline assumptions appear to be as follows: The Federal Government has not done a good job of establishing IT requirements; Private companies have not been held accountable for their failures in delivering IT to the Federal enterprise; and "Faceless accountability" for the failure of Federal IT efforts must become a thing of the past.... (more)

Can You Depend on the Cloud?

Okay, so the title is a shameless attempt to grab your attention - glad it worked! But in truth this week's blog is actually about what your applications depend on, and understanding what impact deployment in a Cloud environment may have. As we continue the discussion about the potential mistakes with Cloud (see here), this week we are diving into Service Dependencies. What do we mean by Service Dependencies? Anyone who's had the pleasure of doing a sizable data center move or consolidation project knows exactly what we mean. They are the annoying little links between applications and/or services that seem to defy documentation and slip from the memory of the application development team when interviewed. They are the reason most data center move projects end up significantly over budget. At this point you may be asking why we are talking about this here...after al... (more)

SOA + Cloud Computing: Next-Generation Enterprise Computing Blueprint

Today's IT organizations face a dual challenge of "keeping the lights on" while providing "new services" at unprecedented rates with reduced investment support from the business. At the same time, the very business model of IT is changing - how applications, content, information, and infrastructure are delivered. One of the biggest barriers to business execution and innovation today is managing complexity. This barrier forces the largest IT investment spend to be focused on keeping lights on while containing infrastructure sprawl. IT's inability to focus a majority of its time and investment dollars on innovating and differentiating business through IT leads to missed expectations and disappointment within the business user community. Not all is lost though. The convergence and intersection of enterprise computing technology combined with a new form of service deliv... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Computing: Exclusive Q&A with a Cloud Revolutionary

Founder, Chairman and CEO of Adaptivity, Inc, the company that is putting "IT Blueprinting" on the map of Enterprise IT, is adamant: IT must invest in architecture and engineering, and it must do so right away, here and now in 2010, 2011 and beyond. An innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations, before founding Adaptivity Bishop served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia's Corporate Investment Banking Technology Group, where his team designed, built, and implemented a leading-edge service-oriented architecture and utility computing infrastructure. So he knows whereof he speaks. And speak he does, including an upcoming keynote on The Enterprise Cloud Revolution that he is due to deliver next month at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, t... (more)

Adaptivity Named “Gold Sponsor” of Cloud Computing Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Adaptivity, the IT transformation company, was named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will take place on November 2 - 4, 2009, Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. The event is expected to attract over 1,500 developers, engineers, architects, IT managers, and hardware and software professionals of every stripe. These solutions help customers and partners change how they organize, architect, engineer and manage their IT supply chain.  The company's solutions help customers transform their datacenters, enable cloud computing paradigms, and radically reduce IT costs one application or volume store at a time. Adaptivity provides integrated solutions that automate IT Delivery optimization across enterprise computing environments. Their integrated solutions in... (more)

Adaptivity Chairman and CEO Launches His Cloud Computing Blog on Ulitzer

Adaptivity Chairman and CEO Tony Bishop launched today his Cloud Computing Blog on Ulitzer, Tony is the Founder and CEO of Adaptivity. As Chairman and CEO, Tony leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for our key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking Technology Group, where his team designed, built, and implemented a leading-edge service-oriented architecture and utility computing infrastructure. Tony and our team have been recognized by the industry with awards from InfoWorld, ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, Waters, and Wall Street & Technology, amo... (more)

Adaptivity CEO Tony Bishop's Cloud Expo Presentation on SYS-CON.TV

Adaptivity Keynote at Cloud Expo The applications in support of an enterprise exhibit a wide range of operational characteristics. That diversity is the key to business success, but it has consequences. Three different perspectives must be accommodated: Enterprise Application Architect - Recognition that a single standard platform configuration is insufficient to meet the behaviors exhibited across the portfolio of applications. Most critical applications have extreme operational requirements that require specialized adjustments to operating environments. Data Center Manager - Accommodating a proliferation of platforms makes it impossible to contain costs, manage complexity or maintain reliability, especially for those critical applications. Business Executive - Applications cost too much to develop, run, and maintain. They cannot correlate growth to investment in I... (more)

Adaptivity CMO to Present at Cloud Expo East

Adaptivity Session at Cloud Expo The "root cause" of IT delivery limitations is directly linked to how systems are designed, built and implemented. In his session at the 5th International Cloud Expo, Brian Sledge, Chief Marketing Officer for Adaptivity, will review the architectural, engineering and operational components that are necessary for creating a complete blueprint for IT that enables organizations to design, build and run optimized Enterprise Cloud Delivery models. You wouldn't build a building without a blueprint, right? So why would you build a Cloud for IT without a blueprint? Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event since 2007, and is held five times a year, in New York City, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The 5th International Cloud Expo is co-located with ... (more)

Adaptivity’s Mike Tardif to Discuss the Science Of IT Design in the Cloud

Adaptivity Session at Cloud Expo The "root cause" of IT delivery limitations is directly linked to how systems are designed, built and implemented. Transforming IT Design from an Art to a Science is a critical success factor to enabling the Enterprise Cloud. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! In his session at the 5th International Cloud Expo, Mike Tardif, Chief Strategist for Adaptivity, will describe how to take the aspects of IT Economics, IT Physics and IT Supply Chain Management and create a systematic design discipline that will enable you to create higher performing and more cost-effective IT solutions for the Enterprise Cloud. You wouldn't build a building without a blueprint, right? So why would you build a Cloud for IT without a blueprint? Cloud Expo is the world's leading Cloud-focused event since 2007, and is held five ti... (more)