Johna Till Johnson

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From IT to ET: Cloud, consumerization, and the next wave of IT transformation

Businesses, schools, and governments desperately need tech-savvy managers who can innovate quickly, operationalize effectively, and keep their organizations competitive. IT is being replaced by "enterprise technology" -- technology...

Getting a handle on chaos and complexity

There's a lot of interest these days in the notion of "controlling complexity," particularly when it comes to networks.

The impact of 'enterprise technology'

With ET, technology has leapt off the desktop and joined the real world. Users and inanimate objects (like cameras, signs, monitors and sensors) are now mobile-enabled and compute-powered. That's paving the way for a host of new...

Top 10 telecom contract mistakes

When it comes to telecom negotiations, most telecom managers have a difficult time. I see far too many contracts riddled with unacceptable clauses and limitations, shackling companies with sub-par terms and conditions, bloated...

Mobile device management in an age of paranoia

Smartphones don't look particularly dangerous. But in the wrong hands, they can cause serious damage to a company's finances, reputation, and even long-term survivability. And those "wrong hands" aren't always the folks on the wrong...

The mobility business case

A hot topic among my clients these days is defining a mobility business case. The rationale is simple: Mobility budgets have been rising more than 10% year over year for the past three years — even though IT budgets overall have been...

Tightening up those telco Ts and Cs

If you enjoy negotiating with telcos, you're pretty weird. Most people hate it, for good reason. Carriers generally present their services with a "take-it-or-leave it" attitude. If you don't like the rates, or terms and conditions --...

Time for your company to consider cable?

A few years back, I predicted that a cable company would supply the lion's share of WAN services to a Fortune 100 company within the year. Still hasn't happened, but there are increasing signs that 2011 could be the start of cable as...

What you should include in an agreement with a cloud provider

Cloud computing is a lot like the weather: Everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. Just 9.3% of companies say they'll be using platform or infrastructure as a service (P/IaaS) offerings by the end of the year. And...

Internet ADO Makes the Video Star

There's a song by the Limousines that always makes me smile. Called "Internet Killed the Video Star," it's a tongue-in-cheek reference back to the 1979 song, "Video Killed the Radio Star," by the Buggles -- the very first music video...

Top five tips for managing mobility

If you read my recent column on the untethered enterprise, you're probably wondering what you can do to maximize the success of your wireless and mobility initiatives. Fortunately, Nemertes Research recently took a close look at what...

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