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Archive of posts from 2018

How are you keeping IT aligned with the business?

How are you keeping IT aligned with the business?

Doug Theis
Read Time 3 min.

Information technology organizations have been pursuing business-IT alignment for as long as businesses have used computers.  Wikipedia defines business-IT alignment as: A dynamic state in which a business organization can use information technology to achieve business objectives – typically improved financial performance or marketplace competitiveness.  Some definitions focus more on outcomes, like the ability of IT to produce business value,...

Expedient Day in Pittsburgh!

Expedient Day in Pittsburgh!

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

Celebrating Expedient Day in Pittsburgh! Customers, local dignitaries, and business leaders joined Expedient in Pittsburgh on January 25, 2018 for the public reveal of the Nova Place (formerly Allegheny Center Mall) data center expansion. Hundreds of guests enjoyed tours of the data center and even more joined us for food, drink, and networking with vendor partners – including Cloud...

Why does cloud infrastructure seem complex to the business?

Why does cloud infrastructure seem complex to the business?

Doug Theis
Read Time 3 min.

When we meet with companies to discuss the value of migrating from traditional on-premises IT to cloud infrastructure, business stakeholders and financial teams are often skeptical.  Historically, these stakeholders have viewed the IT budgets and project plans in terms of previous budgets and transactions. When companies previously bought hardware, software and implementation services, the shopping list was simple: Capital...