Webinar Recap: The Next Generation IT Department Must Have Cloud

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Brian Jawalka | July 15, 2013 2:30 pm

Compelling consumer applications are created every day. As your data center needs more capacity, the cloud will be critical to success. Are you ready for the IT implications, both internally and externally? What are the key considerations to help plan for the needed capacity over time? And how can the cloud best work with your existing applications?

The consumerization of technology is driving a lot of the shift toward the hybrid cloud[1]. The way people interact with technology on a daily basis, both at home and in the workplace, is changing. As new trends emerge with mobile technologies and Big Data, enterprises are also changing the way they do business.

Cloud computing is forcing companies to think of technology as a resource for becoming faster, more agile and more flexible when providing services and products. The cloud is pushing the technology industry in new directions. On the whole, your business must make the right decision now to achieve flexibility down the line. Many enterprises choose the hybrid cloud because it can add agility, flexibility and speed-to-market for your organization. The hybrid cloud can help you deliver innovative solutions back to your business.

In a recent webinar, Rackspace CTO John Engates and I discussed some of the SaaS consumer apps that are forcing information technology to evolve and how IT departments must have cloud computing in order to move their businesses forward.

Watch the full video of the webinar[2] below and begin plotting your hybrid cloud strategy today.

To hear more about this topic, check out my recent presentation from Cloud Expo[3].

Endnotes:
  1. hybrid cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/hybrid/
  2. the full video of the webinar: http://youtu.be/rFcCIWj6FXU
  3. recent presentation from Cloud Expo: http://res.sys-con.com/video/webcasts/cloud13nyc/wc_cc13e_rackspace2/webcast.html

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