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IT Pro Show 168: 03.17.2014

March 19, 201432 min
Executive Summary: Is software bloat a problem at your company? How are you managing it? What can you do about it? We'll discuss as well as talk about some of the inherent challenges facing Enterprise Architects. They may not always be setup for success. Hosts: John Kresic, Tom Kresic, Mike Kresic Running Time: 32:34   IT Pro News Flash: IBM is shrinking the workforce in hardware up to 25% Playing catch-up, VMware announces vSAN offering How is Microsoft OneNote used at your company? And will free OneNote fit your enterprise better? How do additional products like the OneNote Office Lens scanning app help? If Office for the iPad is finally here how will it affect the enterprise? Or the emailing feature? ODATA 4.0 Standard announced in support of a data-centric web with JSON and REST. Happy 8th birthday, AWS and S3. IT Pro Main Topic: Many organizations are struggling with software bloat. There are just too many apps. How many of them are truly necessary? Some 48% of 1,116 CIOs and senior IT executives said their companies have more applications than required to run the business, according to Capgemini. That's up from 34% in a previous survey by the systems integrator. Only 37% said a majority of the applications their business is running are mission critical, while 70% reported that at least 20% of their applications are redundant. "The weight of application landscapes is reaching critical mass; disruptive technologies have emerged," the report states. "It is no longer a question of 'whether' to rationalize, but rather 'when' and 'how' to do it."   Is aligning IT to business difficult or taken for granted? Do EAs need to climb out of IT? How does an individual EITA climb the ladder? You need four things: business knowledge empathy (and good reflective communication skills) courage air cover      

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