Summary: Fast IT: Sourcing Disruptive Innovation

September 9, 2014 - 2 Comments

The explosion of network connections among people, process, data, and things, now called the Internet of Everything (IoE), is the driver behind much of the disruption and change we see in all industries. It is making innovation more accessible and affordable, while presenting enormous opportunities.

At the same time, IT organizations are contending with significant challenges. Operational costs are rising as budgets fall. Pervasive mobility and an explosion in connected devices are intensifying complexity. Business users are bypassing IT to access cloud-based services while new security threats arise daily. These conditions can stand in the way of greater innovation and agility, and prevent companies from capturing the opportunities in the IoE economy.

Fast IT addresses the following core areas across IT:

  • Simplifying the infrastructure across silos and driving automation to reduce operational costs
  • Using strategically automated policy to build agility and intelligence to fuel growth and respond to changing conditions
  • Connecting the right people to the right information and process at the right time
  • Evolving security to defend against attacks before and while they happen, and to run analysis after they end

Read the full article Fast IT: Sourcing Disruptive Innovation to learn more. Full study findings can be found here.

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  1. the internet is a means of information that is very important and can be a factor in the economy. Thank you for the nice article

  2. You said “Business users are bypassing IT to access cloud-based services while new security threats arise daily.”

    Granted, the Shadow IT phenomena is a concern to some CIOs, but this tend shouldn’t be viewed in a purely negative light. Many forward-looking IT managers would acknowledge that the shift to CRM via SaaS, as an example, has had a very positive impact.

    Thereby freeing up IT resources to work on other (potentially more important) issues that could only be solved by savvy internal technical talent with deep domain experience in the business.