Impact of Emerging IT Trends – An IT Leader’s View

During October 2013, I had the opportunity to speak with IT leaders at major technology companies about topics of current interest, such as IT Transformation and Cloud Computing. While I was interested in getting their thoughts and insights on how businesses are impacted by these forces, I was also curious on how they are dealing with the impact upon their organizations.

One of these leaders, Paul Chapman, is the VP of Global Infrastructure and Cloud Operations at VMware. He runs the Global Infrastructure and Cloud Ops Organization within VMware, primarily focused upon running internal infrastructure, networks, datacenters, compute, the internal private cloud, and the traditional IT services.

Paul felt that the Cloud is greatly changing how businesses invest in and consume technologies. Systems and processes that are not core to the business are easy candidates to move to the Cloud. He thought that IT departments should provide innovative services to the business. The key benefit to the organization would be agility, which is essential in today’s dynamic environment.

There were many other takeaways and suggestions from Paul that I felt were beneficial to me. The complete transcript of this insightful conversation can be viewed here.

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