|By Elizabeth White||
|October 6, 2013 09:00 AM EDT||
Slide Deck: How to Maintain Relevancy in a Cloud World
Let's face it, developers rule. They have instantaneous access to technology resources that can be spun up easily without your knowledge. It is this pressure that is driving the inevitability of Cloud adoption across enterprise IT. If you still think of your IT organization as a cost center - presiding over a hefty annual budget and responsible for doling out dollars to the developers - then it's time to rethink and re-imagine the business of IT.
If IT continues with the same old tired cost models and budget planning cycles, some of the best, most creative and most ingenious innovations in technology will never see the light of day. It's a true dilemma for developers and innovators - why spend time creating, when your next great idea or project doesn't meet the initial business case requirements for funding? But that was the old world of IT. The hard truth is that IT organizations are faced with a fundamental choice: resist or transform. CIOs can either accept the fact that they are now service providers competing with external vendors for budget dollars, or become impediments to change and lose relevance. Those choosing to become service providers are finding they need to develop a new operating model for IT, one that requires new platforms, processes, and skills.
In her Day 2 Keynote at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Lisa Larson, Rackspace VP of Enterprise Cloud Solutions, redefines the role of IT and shows you how successful organizations are becoming Services Providers to the business. By following a series of proven steps, modern IT organizations can focus on the needs and outcomes required by the business. This model requires CIOs to shift from their traditional role of "operator" to embrace a new role as "innovator."
- Innovate with a cloud-first mindset
- Transform by reimagining IT as a Service Provider
- Get back to business basics by focusing on your applications and core business competency
- Enable your game-changing business and technology strategy with hybrid cloud
Now is the time for IT to reform, renew and revise its role by becoming strategic advisor to the business. Be sure to join Lisa Larson during this transformative discussion and come prepared to change the way you think about delivering the business of IT!
Lisa Larson is the Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions for Rackspace. She has spent 20-plus years in IT, Professional Services and technical sales working with customers of all sizes with an emphasis in Consulting, Solution Sales, Infrastructure Services, Project Management, IT Operations, Technical Support, Application Development and IT Management. Lisa became a Racker in September 2010 and is responsible for end-to-end technical sales for the U.S. market. In 2011, she launched Rackspace Advisory Services; an elite, dedicated team of cloud experts and consultants who help enterprises build cloud strategies, transform the business of IT and leverage cloud computing. She's a published author and a graduate of the University of Houston. In her spare time, she is an avid runner and has completed nine marathons. She is currently contemplating her next big marathon. She also enjoys a bit of karaoke from time to time.
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