Restructure Your IT Organization To Be A Profit Center In A Cloud World

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Matt Monteleone | March 27, 2013 9:03 am

In the latest installment of the Enterprise Cloud Forum[1] Vice President of Rackspace IT Operations Rich Murr and I highlighted how IT organizations need to reorganize and retrain IT talent to be most effective in a cloud world. If you missed the live webinar, you can now view the presentation[2] and download the mp3 recording[3].

In a cloud IT organization, deep technical expertise is replaced with business savvy and your army of physical data center facility maintenance folks transforms into a much leaner layer of technical specialists. During that transition, new and essential roles can emerge: Data Scientists and Cloud-biz-ologists (Powerhouse Business Analysts). These roles better align IT with the needs of the business.

Enterprise Open Cloud Forum: Restructuring IT For Profit in a Cloud World from Rackspace Hosting[4]

IT organizations now also require vendor managers who can vet vendors against business needs, such as performance, availability, security, cost, features and support.

Cloud adoption creates the opportunity for IT to transform, revise and renew…and to become true advisors to the business.

And be sure to join us next month when Rackspace Senior IT Strategist Rafat Shaheen and Rackspace Director of IT Production Support Stacy Williams showcase how to “Make it Rain” in the cloud through maximized ROI. Shaheen and Williams will teach you how enterprises leverage a cloud business model to boost ROI and why traditional models focused only on simple costs benefits often overlook the real value. They will discuss:

Click here to register for “Maximizing ROI in the Cloud[5].”

Endnotes:
  1. Enterprise Cloud Forum: http://www.rackspace.com/enterprise_hosting/advisory_services/open_cloud_forum/
  2. view the presentation: http://slidesha.re/147cqKd
  3. mp3 recording: http://bit.ly/Z9o8Mg
  4. Rackspace Hosting: http://www.slideshare.net/rackspace
  5. Maximizing ROI in the Cloud: http://bit.ly/10gwbt7

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