To most the Internet represents a black box, it's worked fairly well for all these years, and lots of companies are investing lots of dollars in delivering Internet (or cloud) based services, so it should work just fine forever, right? Not exactly. Nemertes just released a freely available update to our 2007 study on Internet infrastructure, this time looking at not only bandwidth and congestion issues, but growing challenges in maintaining basic connectivity between networks as the Internet struggles under the dual strains of rapidly growing routing tables coupled with decreasing availability of IP addresses. Our conclusion: by 2012 the reliability of the Internet begins to suffer. Companies basing their future on the web would be wise to educate themselves on what goes on inside the box.
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.