Microsoft IT Experience in application portfolio management

This is a guest post from Paul Slater, an intellectual property development architect from the Enterprise Strategy team within Microsoft’s Services organization. In part 1, he’ll discuss the background and strategy to Microsoft’s internal line-of-business application portfolio management. In part 2, he’ll discuss important considerations for successful application portfolio management. Through the Enterprise Strategy program,…


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…


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…


Driving Energy Efficiency through Virtual Lab Environments

What might traditional lending libraries and cutting-edge computer labs have in common? Learn about Microsoft’s Redmond Ridge, a virtual lab environment that is helping Microsoft IT be more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable while driving cultural change. [View:http://msnvidweb.wmod.msecnd.net/a10026/e1/ds/8480f1ec-b28c-4ba2-81ba-ac8981a6dd2a.wmv]


Environmental Sustainability and the CIO: Making a Difference, Bit by Bit

[View:http://msnvidweb.wmod.msecnd.net/a10026/e1/ds/ad3fd0bf-4868-43d6-95ed-9b06692c960b.wmv] Eighty-five percent of IT pros don’t know how much energy they consume. How can CIOs drive energy improvements in and through the use of IT, accelerate scientific research related to the environment and energy, and show responsible environmental leadership? Discover how Microsoft is addressing these questions,and how your organization can do so as well,…