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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Strategy' (6)

Pursuing DevOps ROI

Pursuing DevOps ROI (return on investment) is compelling for organizations that adopt this approach to agile development practices.  With the evolution toward cloud and mobile apps that run on converged infrastructures companies that implement DevOps processes can realize significant benefits in the three components of ROI.  These include reduced costs, enhanced productivity and faster time to revenue.  DevOps can also help mitigate risks, such as customer loss due to poor user experience,…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on October 5, 2014 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Data Driven Strategy Execution

Data driven strategy execution is the key to building value for all stakeholders in a business over time.  Measurable key performance indicators (KPIs) are essential to value creation.  Value creation for capital providers is the ultimate mission of every business.

There are certain financial metrics/ratios common to all businesses that can be gleaned from basic accounting and financial statement analysis.  In order to define strategy and the accompanying plans for execution,…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on July 28, 2014 at 6:47am — No Comments

Evolving Storage Strategies for a New Computing Era

The time has come for evolving storage strategies for a new computing era.  The storage, movement and delivery of data and services to an increasingly remote and mobile user community are challenging the data management and protection systems of most organizations.  CIOs and storage administrators are plagued by disparate systems and incompatible data sets resulting from mergers, outmoded legacy infrastructures, stubbornly maintained departmental and individual data silos, and the explosion…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on April 24, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments

Strategy Should Be Big Data Job #2

I suggested in a previous post that assuring user experience should be big data job #1 http://tech-tonics.org/assuring-user-experience-is-big-data-job-one/.  In conjunction with this thesis, security should be big data job #2.  The point here is that if an organization cannot assure the user experience and secure the data then all of its big data ambitions are for naught. 

The threat landscape is…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on August 12, 2013 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Eleven Financial Clues in Acquisition Targets

Evaluating potential acquisition targets involves a combination of qualitative and quantitative factors, including fundamental market analysis and company-specific execution history.  This post focuses strictly on eleven financial clues in acquisition targets that either a strategic or financial acquirer will look for. 

  1. Does the company have a track record of over-promising and under-delivering on quarterly results? The more inconsistent a company is quarter-after-quarter, the…
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Added by Gabriel Lowy on August 7, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

GE's Clarion Call on Cloud and Analytics

GE’s entry into cloud and analytics should serve as a clarion call to organizations everywhere about not whether, but how to extract value from big data. GE will leverage industrial data to drive the three pillars of return on investment (ROI): reducing costs for itself and its customers, raising productivity of people and equipment, and generating incremental revenues. The Industrial Internet can be more significant for GE than Six Sigma was in the 1980s.

The most notable aspect of…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on July 12, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments

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