Comments
Accenture's 7 Tech Trends Driving Digital Business
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
ChrisMurphy
50%
50%
ChrisMurphy,
User Rank: Author
3/22/2013 | 4:28:06 PM
re: Accenture's 7 Tech Trends Driving Digital Business
I asked Daugherty about that directly -- what does IT tell business unit leaders they'll get from SDN, how do you tie it to a business problem? He cited speed and agility in delivering IT resources for new projects, plus better flexibility and utilization to meet spiky demand for computing power.
cbabcock
50%
50%
cbabcock,
User Rank: Author
3/22/2013 | 1:02:50 AM
re: Accenture's 7 Tech Trends Driving Digital Business
Daughterty is right in calling SDN "the last mile" of virtualization. It may also be the last brick in the road to the software-defined data center. It's hard to see the hybrid cloud in operation without a shared SDN-management component. Your workload will need the same network characteristics when it moves into the cloud as what it enjoyed on premises. No question, we're not there yet but several parties pushing in this direction. Charlie Babcock, editor at large, IW
Laurianne
50%
50%
Laurianne,
User Rank: Author
3/21/2013 | 2:18:19 PM
re: Accenture's 7 Tech Trends Driving Digital Business
Regarding SDN: When I talk to CIOs, they tend to frame the conversation in terms of the problem they are trying to solve with cloud (i.e. do x process faster for the business) or the perceived problem (often, security.) Not the SDN that will get them there. Many are still struggling with how to do hybrid cloud right.

As for #4 here, seamless collaboration, I wonder how Accenture would grade the experience of Chubb, which is rolling Jive out widely after initial success. See http://www.informationweek.com....

Laurianne McLaughlin
InformationWeek


The Agile Archive
The Agile Archive
When it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Elite 100 - 2014
Our InformationWeek Elite 100 issue -- our 26th ranking of technology innovators -- shines a spotlight on businesses that are succeeding because of their digital strategies. We take a close at look at the top five companies in this year's ranking and the eight winners of our Business Innovation awards, and offer 20 great ideas that you can use in your company. We also provide a ranked list of our Elite 100 innovators.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Audio Interviews
Archived Audio Interviews
GE is a leader in combining connected devices and advanced analytics in pursuit of practical goals like less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher throughput. At GIO Power & Water, CIO Jim Fowler is part of the team exploring how to apply these techniques to some of the world's essential infrastructure, from power plants to water treatment systems. Join us, and bring your questions, as we talk about what's ahead.