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…


Barry Briggs on the Impact of Technological Changes on Outsourcing

This is a guest post by Barry Briggs, chief architect and CTO, Microsoft IT. This blog is an excerpt of a longer interview with Barry Briggs for an upcoming book by QS Advisory titled, “Emerging Models of Infrastructure Outsourcing.” Please contact Oksana Bukiy for more information about the book. Some momentous changes are happening in…


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…