Systems of Innovation for Ongoing Digital Transformation
Information technology (IT) advances are transforming the way we innovate in
business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status-quo.
It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new
opportunities and threats are emerging, like never before.
So, how are savvy chief information officers (CIOs) leading this transition?
Back in 2015, the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a market study
that included the findings from over 1,800 CIO interviews from around the
globe. The resulting insights are worthy of revisiting today, as we consider
the digital business transformation outlook in 2017.
Introduction to the Torchbearer CIO
CIOs realize the barriers between formerly distinct industries are
collapsing, as organizations in one sector apply their expertise to others ... (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
Cloud Computing Usage Forecast to Quadruple by 2020
Hybrid IT is a catalyst of progressive organizations. In fact, two-thirds of
surveyed leaders say a blend of traditional and cloud infrastructure enables
a strategic competitive advantage, according to a market study by the IBM
Center for Applied Insights.
That said, savvy leaders are using hybrid cloud to power their digital
transformation agenda, going beyond cost reductions and productivity gains.
They’re also using cloud as a foundation for next-generation initiatives --
such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cognitive Com... (more)
Security breaches or other unexpected interruptions can happen anytime to
anyone -- whether you are a large enterprise or a small business. Fully
maintaining communication network security is a demanding responsibility --
and typically not the best use of your limited IT resources, that would be
better applied to delivering incremental new business technology benefits to
Fortunately, there are alternatives to a do-it-yourself comprehensive
security solution. Skilled managed service providers continue to enhance
their network security offerings.
AT&T announced t... (more)
Worldwide spending on data center technology infrastructure and services
exceeds $350 billion annually, according to McKinsey and Company estimates,
with half of that spent on capital expenses and half on operating expenses.
Further, an estimated 70 percent or more of those costs are expended to
maintain existing infrastructures, leaving 30 percent or less for new
technology initiatives and applications that can provide breakthrough
differentiation for businesses.
It is also estimated that approximately $85 billion, or 20 percent of this
total market, can be addressed with data cen... (more)