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)
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)
Coexistence: Adopting an Optimal IT Infrastructure Model
Some mainstream IT buyers might think that most cloud infrastructure vendors
and service providers are essentially alike. But there are key differences.
Besides, given the body of market research to the contrary, there’s clearly
no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" cloud solution.
Furthermore, if you believe that a hybrid cloud should support an IT agenda
to transform a business, then a viable solution must consider the preexisting
systems of record within the enterprise. That’s why forward-thinking CIOs
often seek inform... (more)
Some market studies continue to identify confusion regarding the true meaning
of cloud-based services, and the apparent benefits derived by the
early-adopters. One recent example comes from a survey of financial
professionals in the UK.
However, there is already growing demand from informed executive business and
IT decision makers that are eager to move forward with various forms of cloud
In fact, Forrester Research has embarked on a new “Cloud and Virtualization
Survey Data” series that offers key insights on where the market demand is
developing, and they ... (more)
Like any new business technology, the early development of cloud services can
be a little confusing -- as some descriptions are still open to
interpretation. However, the dialog is helpful, because it enables us to
focus on the true business value of data center resources.
According to Forrester Research, cloud computing platforms are more than
shared multi-tenant infrastructures on the public Internet. There are three
infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud deployment options available; each
has unique characteristics and economics.
Forrester’s three cloud service scenarios follo... (more)