The Challenges Facing Enterprise Data Center Leaders Today – trusted advisors are more important than ever (part 2)

What types of services and assistance do we see Data Center leaders specifically look for in their trusted advisors? In part 1 of this series, we discussed the challenges facing the Data Center Leader and influencers. We explored the dramatically changing landscape and smart cloud, multi solution, and business savvy trusted advisors needed for their … Continued

The Challenges Facing Enterprise Data Center Leaders Today – trusted advisors are more important than ever (Part 1)

Why trusted advisors are more important than ever? The enterprise and mid-market businesses headquartered in North America are increasingly global and more regionally dispersed than ever before. This global and regional geographic coverage has also dispersed employees, customers, vendors, distribution partners, and supply chain partners. This leaves the Data Center Leaders and influencers in these … Continued

Digital Strategy Enterprises, Startup and Mess-ups – Part 3

Digital Strategy As you can see no market is untouched and while digital strategy is all about innovation, responsiveness and transformation of business processes with the ultimate goal of achieving competitive advantage it requires vision and deep understanding of your own business first. Focus on core business to innovate and eliminate weakest links goes hand … Continued

Digital Strategy Enterprises, Startup and Mess-ups – Part 2

Old Is New Again Companies which have either been born digital or are trying to digitally reinvent themselves like Walmart, IKEA and Lidl in order to stay relevant and fight competition understand how to play the game of weeding out competition. Let’s go with a few examples to see what’s going on: Amazon – nothing … Continued

Digital Strategy Enterprises, Startup and Mess-ups – Part 1

I have been enthusiastically attending Information Technology related trade shows across Europe and United States through this year and following closely market and economic developments and on that note, I’d like to share some of my thoughts, observations, and advice regarding the digital realm and its advances. Let me start with addressing the getting things … Continued

Are Silos Within Your Data Center Interfering with Growth?

The way in which IT influencers and decision makers research and make purchase decisions has changed drastically over the past five years. People are just doing so much research on search engines and social media that by the time they’re ready to reach out to a data center company on their short-list, as much as … Continued

Are Data Center Leadership Teams Differentiating Enough?

The pace of change in the data center ecosystem is often mind-numbing. It seems every time you turn around, there’s either another planned data center larger than anything you could’ve imagined, or two data center providers are merging and combining forces to complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses. So with the industry maturing and ongoing … Continued

10 Signs Your Data Center’s Leadership May Be Falling Behind

As recently as five years ago, when you wanted to reach enterprise IT buyers, you turned to some traditional channels including advertising in trade publications, outreach to specific journalists and industry analysts, renting mailing lists and sending direct mail, sponsored email blasts, banner ads, and cold calling campaigns. Now today, while many of those traditional … Continued

5 Trends Impacting Every Data Center Industry CEO

At HostingCon 2016, the sister conference to Data Center World, I was asked to introduce a management-focused series of roundtables by identifying some trends that impact hosting, cloud, data center, and managed service providers. While the two conferences have very different editorial focus and audiences, these trends impact just about every data center CEO that … Continued

Last Minute Session Changes

Please note a few last minute session changes below.   **CANCELED** PRM 3: Building Bridges between IT and Facilities Speaker: Dr. Deanna Foster, Organizational Psychologist, PRSI Inc HIGHLIGHTS: Proven techniques to improve cooperation Developing conflict resolution skills Building a reputation as a customer service oriented leader In this workshop, everyone will be involved and have the opportunity … Continued