The world of business is changing. Disruptive shifts in power are forcing
everyone to question the established status quo. In particular, savvy chief
executives are tasking IT organizations to help create compelling customer
experiences, support new business models and adopt agile operational
That's why the vast majority of IT and business leaders are joining forces on
the organizations’ most pressing commercial needs and wants. They seek an
open and flexible business technology foundation that's an enabler, rather
than an inhibitor, to meaningful and substantive workflow progress.
Forward-thinking executives believe cloud services can empower them to
achieve their strategic business outcomes. Moreover, they want their whole
leadership team to collaborate across the business, developing a
comprehensive IT strategy that utilizes existing infrastructure inv... (more)
The Business Case for Hybrid Cloud Services Adoption
Forging a viable business technology strategy for today’s global networked
economy is a high priority for most forward-thinking CEOs across the globe.
Their guidance to CIOs is to create the fusion between existing IT
infrastructure and modern cloud services. Moreover, the shift to a Hybrid IT
model must support the organization’s key commercial expansion objectives.
The savvy leaders who have a superior approach can extract greater value from
their legacy IT investments, and launch new initiatives based upon public and
While the decisive CEOs have a digital transformation agenda, those companies
executing plans to re-imagine their business models are in the minority. And
yet, the early-adopters now using cloud computing are enabled to respond
quickly to changing market conditions. In contrast, the laggards are
undecided and risk falling further behind.
This is a global phenomena, where the industry and local market leaders are
able to enact their transition with limited interference or threats from more
traditional competitors. Just consider the current status-quo within the
United Kingdom, as ... (more)
Online collaboration has evolved during the last decade, delivering even
greater value -- thanks to a new generation of business technology
applications. Forbes Insights released "Collaborating in the Cloud," a
Cisco-sponsored study examining the ways business leaders increasingly look
at cloud collaboration as a way to increase productivity, accelerate business
results and enhance innovation across borders and functions.
The research combines a global survey of more than 500 executives with 15
"The ability to collaborate in the cloud is becoming a key driver ... (more)
CEOs across the globe now view business technology as a key component of
their growth strategies. That’s why the role of today’s Chief Information
Officer (CIO) has become increasingly challenging. Mounting pressure to
innovate has left many CIOs flat-footed -- essentially playing catch-up
trying to integrate new technologies, rather than driving them.
A recent International Data Corporation (IDC ) study examined CIO and Line of
Business (LOB) executive perceptions of IT organizations, the changing role
of IT leadership from being an traditional operational player to becoming a ... (more)