The softer elements are often the hardest to execute
On the road to IT-as-a-Service, transforming your IT infrastructure and applications is the easy part, comparatively speaking, that is. The really tough part is transforming the people and processes, and it’s also what differentiates the most successful IT transformations.
So you’ve virtualized your environment, set up your on-premises private cloud and connected it with a public cloud solution. You have a hybrid cloud up and running and you’re on your way to delivering IT-as-a-Service. Now that you have the hardware and software operating, how do you get your people operating in a new way – with new processes and structure — that allows your business to capitalize on the new IT agenda to deliver more business value than ever before? Continue reading
IT executives are finding it more difficult to look outside their window and not wonder at what rate of speed their organization is keeping ahead – or lagging behind – the competition in terms of cloud strategy and utilization. Asking questions is natural. But achieving answers? That requires an actionable plan which unequivocally defines priorities around IT as a Service (ITaaS). Continue reading
EMC Information Infrastructure CEO David Goulden appeared at Techonomy 2014 on November 10 with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz. They talked with Techonomy host David Kirkpatrick about how EMC’s federation model allows each business to offer choice to customers, innovate faster, build a unique technology ecosystem, attract and retain talent, and grow faster than peers.
Collaboration is the essential ingredient for intelligent “workplace” teams, as studies have told us for decades — yet for many enterprise organizations today, working together easily still remains elusive.
I can point to a few reasons historically for this failure, but more hopefully, I see multiple trends that will change our future. Continue reading