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,…


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…


How Microsoft IT is Landing End-to-End Cloud Quality

This is a guest post by Jacky Wright, Vice President of IT Strategic Services, Microsoft IT I recently joined Microsoft and Tony Scott’s team within Microsoft IT after several years at BP in London, as the VP/CIO Corporate Functions. I am excited to be part of Microsoft, a company that it represents everything I have…


Microsoft CIO Tony Scott: Why this CIO cares about a modern browser

As CIO at Microsoft, my role is similar to my peers across industries. All CIOs care about risk management. We want to enable revenue and growth for our organizations. We focus on reducing enterprise costs. We are also accountable back to the business. What’s different for me and my team is our commitment to being…


Tony Scott on Leadership in Today’s Enterprise

[View:http://msnvidweb.wmod.msecnd.net/a10026/e1/ds/us/CMG_US/CMG_Microsoft/aab0a6af-6ae2-4805-bdd8-fe6871d44c3a.wmv] What it Means to be a CIO Today“CIOs increasingly have the best view of all of the things that are going on across the whole business,” Tony notes. This point is often overlooked, in my opinion. Because businesses rely so heavily on IT, there most likely is not a business executive who is not…