Spotlight on Infosys: Managing a Massive Corporation’s Footprint

Have you ever wondered about the top challenges for one of the world’s leaders in consulting and information technology? What are some of the actions and initiatives that can help make IT greener? How can you get information to field workers when they need it? Get the answers as Microsoft CTO Barry Briggs sits down…


A Pragmatic Approach to Security in the Cloud

  This is a guest post by Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International The pressure to do more with less is familiar to most, if not all CIOs. Successful CIOs have to quickly master the skill of understanding and managing both change, and the associated risks, with a degree of pragmatism to achieve progress and results….


Can CIOs Stem the Big Spending Tide?

Originally published October 11, 2010 Too often over the years IT has been accused of big spending without big results. And with the recession adding new financial pressures, it’s time for CIOs to stem the tide and demonstrate their fiscal responsibility. How did we get here and how do we fix it? Howard Anderson, founder…


Cloud-based Micro Financial Services Delivery Infrastructure Helps Boost Emerging Markets

Financial products and services are prerequisites to creating conditions for sustainable economic development in emerging markets. However, for the majority of the population in emerging markets and the developing world, particularly countries across East Africa, South East Asia and Latin America, gaining affordable access to finance is still a significant challenge.  Financial institutions shy away…


Charting Your Course to the Cloud

Earlier this week at TechEd North America, CVP Robert Wahbe had the opportunity to talk to thousands of IT professionals and developers about evolving trends in technology, the incredible changes in the device landscape and how Microsoft is helping them keep their skills fresh to manage through these changes. Of course, cloud computing was a…

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Getting “Mission Critical” Right

A while ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Microsoft’s CIO Tony Scott to talk about “mission critical” applications. (See “Interview with Tony Scott on Mission Critical in Today’s Enterprise.”) Since that interview, I’ve done some additional thinking on the topic and wanted to share that here. Tony offered some great insights and,…

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Microsoft IT and the Road to Azure—Part 2

“For new applications, the world is your oyster. You really have theflexibility to design the app the way you always wanted to.”   This is the second of a two-part interview with Mike Olsson, Senior Director in Microsoft IT. In Part 1, we discuss how Microsoft IT went “all in,” what they learned along the…

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Microsoft IT and the Road to Azure—Part 1

“There’s no rocket science here. It’s all about due diligence.” This is the first of a two-part interview. In Part 2, we conclude with developer challenges, writing scalable applications, security and how to get started. I had a chance to sit down with Mike Olsson, Senior Director in Microsoft IT, to talk about how Microsoft…

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