The Enterpriser’s Project – John Purrier - 4/13/17
[Ed. note: Author is John Purrier, CTO, Automic]
The qualities that make the cloud so attractive – such as speed, agility, efficiency, and economies of scale – are particularly well-suited for the hyper-fast-paced and ever-changing digital business environment.
But harnessing the cloud for digital transformation isn’t as easy as it may seem. CIOs and the rest of the C-suite face a dual challenge – one technological, the other involving company processes, culture, and even organizational structure.
The first challenge is all about re-designing IT architectures to speed delivery of innovative products and services, improve market position, and create operational efficiencies. Complicating this effort are the older, purpose-built systems still in use in many enterprises that can’t simply be ripped out because they still service mission-critical needs.