Microsoft Office of the CIO blog has moved

Hi readers, My apologies. We up and moved, but didn’t leave a forwarding address. Sorry about that. Since late October 2012, Microsoft IT employees have been blogging and sharing videos on Microsoft’s external website. The new blog is located here. Here’s what has been published since late October. Paul Slater did in fact publish part…


Hybrid cloud model: update on Microsoft IT application migration

This is a guest post by Patrick O’Rourke, director within the strategy, planning and communications team in Microsoft IT. For those who read this blog you know that Microsoft IT is in the midst of transforming the company into a real-time enterprise. The vision of real-time enterprise is about increasing the speed of the company’s…


Podcast: Tony Scott discusses Microsoft IT transformation to business process, digitization of business

Tony Scott was recently interviewed by Peter High, president of Metis Strategy, for the “Forum on World Class IT” podcast series. During the 30-minute interview, Tony discusses the following issues with Peter: The genesis of Microsoft IT’s transformation to align to business processes, and how it derives from the desire to get the IT organization, systems architecture,…


Supplier Sourcing for Real-Time Enterprise

This is a guest post by Danielle Fox de Aguilar, director of supplier management in Microsoft IT. Danielle and team manage the worldwide supplier program for Microsoft’s internal IT department, which includes thousands of resources from 300 supplier agencies.   In September 2011, my colleague and Microsoft IT Chief Architect Barry Briggs blogged about how…


Making Microsoft Social, part 2

This is a guest blog post by Chris Slemp, senior solutions manager, strategic enterprise services IT within Microsoft IT. Chris works on an internal IT team focused on improving collaboration within Microsoft, with an emphasis on creating a social enterprise. This is part 2 of a 2-part blog about Microsoft’s internal social enterprise initiative. See…


Making Microsoft Social

This is a guest blog post by Chris Slemp, senior solutions manager, strategic enterprise services IT within Microsoft IT. Chris works on an internal IT team focused on improving collaboration within Microsoft, with an emphasis on creating a social enterprise. This is part 1 of a 2-part blog about the Microsoft’s internal social enterprise initiative.   I’ve…


A Mergers & Acquisitions Playbook for CIOs, Part 2

This is part 2 of a guest post by David Spinelli, intellectual property (IP) development manager, and George Anderson, IP architect, Enterprise Strategy Services team within Microsoft’s Services organization. In part 2, they discuss the elements of the playbook. In part 1, they discussed the demand for a common playbook to prepare for and manage…


A Mergers & Acquisitions Playbook for CIOs, Part 1

This is a guest post by David Spinelli, intellectual property (IP) development manager, and George Anderson, IP architect, Enterprise Strategy Services team within Microsoft’s Services organization. In part 1, they discuss the demand for a common playbook to prepare for and manage through M&A activities. In part 2, they discuss the elements of the M&A…


To the Cloud: A Book Made for CIOs and Their Teams

This is a guest post by Pankaj Arora, Senior Manager in the Global Strategic Initiatives team, Microsoft IT When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer publicly declared “We’re all in” on cloud computing in March 2010, he wasn’t just referring to Microsoft’s products and platforms. He also was giving his own IT organization, which continues to be…


CIO and CMO: closer than ever before

I travel the globe speaking with a lot of CIOs, sharing best practices and learning what’s new. They tell me there has been a change in the importance of their relationship with the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Today’s consumers want real-time access to companies. They want a rich dialog and immediate access to products and…