Re: Speed and Consolidation
Chambers is right that IT is under intense pressure to be more responsive. One reason is that there are now technology options available outside of IT (think Salesforce or Dropbox). Another is that server virtualization suddenly made it much simpler to provision and scale compute resources, but business apps don't just run on servers. They also need storage, a network connection, security controls, etc. Most of that stuff has yet to catch up. Organizations can see the potential of more automated IT systems, and they're champing at the bit to get it to happen.