RESEARCH PAPER: CIOs Are Driving Digital Transformation

By John Fruehe - May 1, 2017
Digital transformation is today’s most visible IT trend, propelled by an almost limitless amount of information from vastly different sources that can help accelerate decision making. The need to become more agile by speeding up decisions is driving changes in business, led by the CIO. Motivated by the need to deepen customer engagement and increase revenue, CIOs are charting infrastructure changes that will better adapt to how compute happens. They are creating hybrid IT environments that can scale with this massive data influx while continuing to provide the security needed to protect these key business assets. This transformation is happening in the uncharted waters of hybrid IT, software-defined resources, and cloud technology, all areas where current skill sets are inadequate for this scale of change. The modern CIO needs to consider what kind of change is optimal for the organization, how to best reduce ambiguity, uncertainty, and risk during that change, and whether Dell EMC PowerEdge servers could be the base for scaling the next generation of their IT world.
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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Today's Customer Needs
  • Challenges To The Traditional CIO
  • Data Proliferation
  • Cloud Adoption
  • Cyber Security & Privacy Concerns
  • Skills Shortages
  • What Does A CIO Need To Do To Drive Change?
  • The MI&S View Of The Market
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1: The Future of IT

Companies Cited

  • Callaway Golf
  • Dell EMC
  • Dell Technologies
  • Blackberry
  • Blockbuster
  • Borders Group
  • KMC Controls
  • Polaroid
  • Twitter
  • Vine
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