Tag Archives: cloud

The Hidden Costs of On-Premise Software and Where to Find Them

For around a decade now, businesses have been moving their software into cloud-based hosting at an ever increasing rate. This is not only because the affordability and reliability of cloud has significantly improved, but also because it has become far more widely understood that on-premise and internally hosted software has an unprecedented amount of hidden […]

ITIL-as-a-Service? 7 Cloud-Integrated ITSM Processes

Public cloud services affect more than the traditional on-premise IT infrastructure. They also affect the people that deliver and manage IT services, and the operating and IT service management (ITSM) models used in doing it. An earlier SysAid blog, written by my boss Sarah Lahav, looked at a new Cloud Service Delivery Manager role. To […]

The Top 5 Things ITSMers Get Wrong about Cloud Migration

As an IT service management (ITSM) professional, which public cloud “camp” are you in: Cloud is great? Cloud is a disaster? Couldn’t care less about cloud? (Hopefully none of you are still at “what’s cloud?”) These and many other cloud “attitudes” tend to be present, all at the same time, in a typical enterprise. And, […]

Cloud Prefers Squads and Tribes Over Taylor’s Silos and Towers

It was over one hundred years ago that Taylorism, or scientific management, reached its peak of influence as the go-to management and organizational theory, with Frederick Taylor himself using a term that’s very familiar in today’s IT service management (ITSM) industry – “process management.” One hundred years since that peak, ITIL and similar IT management […]