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Generative AI and the Cloud: Orchestrating a Cost-Effective Symphony

As the business landscape rapidly evolves, the integration of generative artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising cloud computing. While this presents exciting opportunities, it also brings challenges, particularly regarding cloud utilisation and cost control. In this article, we explore these challenges in more detail and how FinOps technology solutions can address these challenges and help you […]

Finance and IT must work together to better manage cloud resources and reduce waste

Many companies embraced the cloud for its agility and scalability, along with the promise of significant cost savings. While the cloud delivers on flexibility, managing costs effectively can be a challenge. In this article, we explore the reasons behind rising cloud expenses and introduce FinOps – a framework for optimizing cloud spending and maximizing business […]

32% of your Cloud spend is wasted

The cloud revolutionised how businesses operate, offering agility, scalability, and innovation. However, a hidden storm brews within this digital paradise – wasted cloud spend. Studies estimate that organisations squander a staggering 32% of their cloud budgets. This translates to significant financial losses and missed opportunities for growth. Understanding the root causes of this waste is […]

Building Your Cloud Journey: Red Hat Ansible and OpenShift for Cloud-Native and Hybrid Success

The digital landscape is constantly evolving, and organisations are increasingly embracing cloud-native architectures and hybrid cloud models for agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency. But navigating this shift can be complex. This is where Red Hat Ansible and OpenShift come in, offering a powerful duo to streamline your cloud journey. Why Cloud-Native and Hybrid? Cloud-native applications, built […]

Red Hat OpenShift: Bridging the Gap Between Legacy and Modern Applications

The IT landscape is a tapestry woven from both legacy and modern applications. Legacy applications, often built on monolithic architectures, hold crucial business logic and data. Modern applications, built with containers and microservices, offer agility and scalability. But managing these disparate worlds can be a challenge. This is where Red Hat OpenShift steps in, offering […]

Best practice cloud cost optimisation

Despite the many and varied benefits of the cloud, it can be a difficult beast to manage, especially from a cost perspective. Obviously, we all love the scalability, flexibility and in some cases cost-effectiveness but as workloads grow and change the costs and labour intensive management can become a nightmare for the CIO facing increased […]

How do you eat the automation elephant?

Automation technology has the potential to transform the way your business operates. It has been proven to significantly reduce your operating costs, increase employee satisfaction and retention and even help towards the achievement of your sustainability goals.We Appreciate all this probably sounds too good to be true, but we can vouch for the findings as […]

5 Intelligent Automation Strategies for the IT Talent Shortage

The IT talent shortage is a real challenge for businesses of all sizes. With the demand for IT skills far outstripping the supply, businesses are struggling to find and retain the talent they need to operate effectively. According to a recent IBM article – 5 Intelligent Automation Strategies for the IT Talent Shortage – automation can help […]

Outsourcing and automation key to overcoming the IT skills shortage

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As mentioned in my previous post, the tight labour market and IT skills shortage in New Zealand is a key challenge facing most organisations. With the unemployment rate at a record low, there is a shortage of skilled IT workers. This is making it difficult for organisations to recruit and retain the IT talent they […]

Reducing the cost and complexity of compliance

One of the biggest frustrations we hear from clients is the ongoing challenges they face keeping up with the never ending and continuously changing regulatory requirements. This is particularly true of the financial services sector but we’ve found it to be true of all businesses regardless of industry and size. There are plenty of reasons […]