In this discussion, Steve Duplessie and I consider the dramatic shifts that have occurred in the nature of IT in the last few years. What was once an industry dominated by technology - its attributes, shortfalls and specializations - has shifted to one where the outcome is king. As entire organizations have digitized, so the internal lines-of-business are increasingly the decision makers. IT, and its foundational technologies, is demonstrably more important than ever, but it serves horizontally as opposed to being master of a vertical domain.
IT has probably never been more complex and demanding than today: even as approaches such as convergence, myriad clouds, containers and software-definition (etc.) seek to make operations simpler, so to a degree such elements can also obfuscate some of the underlying subtleties and opportunities of the foundational components. After all, while it’s great to focus on purchasing - for instance - application service levels or business outcomes, some understanding of the IT elements (and considerations or choices) that contribute to those is also often useful. That is the purpose of this video discussion series: it offers ESG’s subject matter experts discussing some of the key trends, drivers, and considerations across various IT areas. We aim to do it succinctly and to deliver it in engaging, plain English - while also tying each technology area back to its eventual potential to positively impact both IT and business results.
We hope you find this video discussion useful. We will expand - and update - the series regularly.
Be sure to watch the other discussions in this series:
- Talking Cybersecurity
- Talking Networking, Part 1
- Talking Networking, Part 2
- Talking Converged Architectures
- Talking Cloud Cybersecurity
- Talking Data Analytics
- Talking Cybersecurity Threat Landscape
- Talking Data Protection
- Talking Mobility
- Talking Validation
- Talking Storage
- Talking GDPR
- Talking Channel