You’ve probably heard the expression “disrupt or be disrupted” a few times as we enter today’s digital era that got everyone talking about ITaaS models. There’s no question that technology is reshaping the way people live their lives. Today’s generation is bored by anything traditional. Think about it, did you ever think you’d live to see the day where infants are playing with toys that could be potentially smarter than they are? App developers have created “Smart Toys” that listen, learn and adapt to a child’s personality. Apparently a sandbox and shovel just wont cut it anymore!

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What exactly does that mean for businesses? It means the “status quo” is going to be a thing of the past. If a company isn’t putting out hip, savvy ideas they will be simply overlooked and forgotten. But coming up with new ideas is only half the battle. A company needs to be able to properly execute to maintain a competitive edge.

This all routes back down to the foundation platform that the IT department is relying on. Slow, siloed IT organizations are a roadblock when it comes to pushing out new apps and services. IT queues are the old world, on-demand self-service is the here and now. Companies need an ITaaS model where new resources can be deployed instantaneously through a self-service portal, as well as the ability for modifications to be made after deployment.

If the answer is obvious, why are some companies not there yet? The responsibility for implementing an ITaaS model lies in the hands of the VP of IT. However, bringing together security, compliance and reliability of the private cloud with the simplicity, flexibility and easy access of public clouds can be daunting. Not to mention IT transformations have significant ramifications, which is why execution is a delicate dance.

This having been said, it’s not impossible to achieve. In fact, EMC’s Federation invested thousands of engineering hours – designing, testing and integrating our a proven solution so that your engineers don’t have to. The VP of IT can proceed with an IT transformation with confidence knowing they have an experienced provider to guide them each step of the way.

You may be wondering, “how exactly will the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud accelerate development and innovation for my company?” There are a few ways, actually.

Previously time consuming, manual tasks have been automated and resources can be instantly deployed via the self-service catalog. Resources can be rapidly scaled up or down depending on demand. The IT team can now react quickly to industry changes and push out new services thanks to workflows and prewritten application blueprints.

Typically when one thinks of improved performance, they associate this with costly investments. Contrary to what would be expected, the solution actually lowers TCO. Financial transparency into the solution lets users align workloads to the right cloud to meet objectives and pinpoint areas where costs can be cut. These costs savings give the IT team the ability to reallocate the budget to invest further in innovation and digital business initiatives.

BOTTOM LINE…

CIO’s have made it a priority to digitize and personalize customer experiences and the VP of IT is responsible for implementing the right technology platforms.  With the immense pressure to quickly transform to a self-service consumption model with a limited budget leaves next to no room for error, hence why finding a strategic partner is so important. Each day thousands of apps are pushed out, making it harder to keep up with the pace of change. It appears as though there are two paths to travel down. The stagnant, old ‘wait in a queue’ for services way, or the new agile, on-demand self-service, ITaaS model!

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Berna Devrim

Senior Director, Global Solutions Marketing at EMC at EMC
With more than 20 years of marketing, research and development, market entry, routes to market and technology experience, Berna Devrim currently leads EMC Global Solutions marketing.
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