In recent weeks, this blog has been home to several articles focused on the changing dynamics of business, technology, and how organizations are dealing with the new realities of a modern approach to IT enabled business outcomes. Vic Bhagat, EMC’s Executive Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions & Chief Information Officer, focused on the relevance of traditional IT when faced with the modern business challenges of today’s fast-paced, real time environments, and emphasized that in order “to evolve with the times and become a more client-centric, business savvy IT organization, we need to question all aspects of our technology, people and processes.” Then, Mike Koehler, President of EMC’s Professional Services Organization, discussed the challenges of IT Transformation and the “Headwinds” related to Resistance, Inertia and Misalignment. In both cases, these discussions focus on an approach to IT that supports the day-to-day needs of the business while reducing costs – a difference in cost savings that can and should fuel next generation capabilities. (more…)
One of the best parts of my job is engaging with customers and partners from around the globe. Regardless of location, customer size or the maturity of their IT and business operations, a common theme has emerged. Almost every conversation leads to cloud computing. Specifically, organizations struggle with the strategy and implementation of fully functional cloud environments.
There are many operating models: private, public, hybrid. Where do we begin? How do we automate and orchestrate? What workloads are the best candidates for these environments? When should I leverage an off-premise solution?
The biggest question however may be this: how do I get started? (more…)
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). (more…)
Before leaving baggage claim during a recent business trip, I checked into my hotel, made dinner reservations using OpenTable, and ordered car service via Uber. These seamless real-time mobile experiences were impossible just a few short years ago. But, in business (and life), the only true constant is change. As advances in technology become the agents of enablement, those who adapt quickly and with purpose are the ones most likely to succeed. (more…)
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