Role of CIO in Business Development and Innovations
Descending from the Clouds into the Fog
Embracing the Power of Data
Dos and Don'ts of IT Infrastructure
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Last infrastructure environment - High Performance Computing
By Bruce Decock, CIO & VP, LSI
The major trend in IT today is the continued emergence and importance of cloud computing in all of its forms, i.e. IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. I’ve heard on premise data centers described as “film cameras” and over time, Infrastructure and Platform as a Service will displace the infrastructure that supports the majority of our business processes and general collaboration tools (email, SharePoint, etc.) today. The cost advantage of cloud is just too compelling and the data management and security is improving to the point that even the most conservative CFO will begin to embrace the overall TCO of the cloud.
I feel like it’s a great time to have my job as the advances in technology and cloud offerings are giving all CIO’s more, better and less expensive options to address organic demand for IT services as well as introduce new technologies that can be game changers for companies. Taking advantage of cloud options and handing off many of the traditional pieces of IT support will allow us to focus on the things that really differentiate and add value to our individual companies.