The thrilling news of this week at ATELIER is the syndication of IT|Redux (a.k.a. Ismael Ghalimi), as an expert Contributor to Atelier’s web site. As a new contributor to Atelier, IT Redux will share with us its expertise in

the high-tech industry with a special insight in the world of Reduction, Interconnection and Delegation.

About IT|Redux

IT|Redux — New Rules for a New IT World, is a weblog dedicated to the IT industry and the radical trends that are transforming it today. IT|Redux is the personal playground of Ismael Ghalimi [LinkedIn ], a passionate entrepreneur and fervent industry observer, founder and CEO of Intalio , creator of and initiator of Office 2.0 . Ismael is an advisor to several high-tech companies, including AdventNet (a.k.a. Zoho ), Diigo, EchoSign , EveryTrail , , Open IT Works , ThinkFree , and 3TERA . Ismael is a professional scuba diver, instrument-rated private pilot, and American V-Twin rider.

IT|Redux identifies three major trends that are in play today and are expected to remain so over the coming years: Reduction, Interconnection and Delegation. This weblog is organized into categories and sub-categories that mirror this classification, following the Minto Pyramid Principle :

Reduction relates to the need for simplification. IT systems have become too complex and are reaching a point of diminishing returns. This theme will address topics such as methods of abstraction , processes of consolidation , and efforts of standardization .

Interconnection refers to the adoption of network concepts as focal points for the development of new IT strategies. This theme will cover areas such as the emergence of a new office productivity suite, here called Office 2.0 , the development of a service oriented architecture , and the need for sophisticated forms of social networking .

Delegation encompasses the various approaches leveraged by IT organizations to maximize the value created by existing assets with reduced budgets. This theme will focus on strategies such as software as a service , offshoring , and open source .
By Mathieu Ramage

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