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,…


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…


Moving to Big Data within Microsoft IT

This is a guest post by Barry Briggs, Chief Architect and CTO, Microsoft IT. The other day I participated in a live webcast to discuss “the new world of data on-demand now.” In short, the importance of big data processing to organizations. You can watch the 90-minute show here. The webcast included my colleague Terri…


Does More Data Necessarily Lead to Better Decisions?

Is getting the right data to the right people at the right time enough to ensure the “right” decisions are being made? What roles do collaboration, informal processes, and analytics play in the decision-making process, and how important is it to measure and improve the ways people actually make decisions? Microsoft CIO Tony Scott discusses…