With the storm of changes hitting the IT department -- from cloud to AI and anytime/anywhere mobile access -- the real challenge is in having the IT infrastructure keep pace.

James M. Connolly, Contributing Editor and Writer

October 21, 2019

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Enterprise infrastructure is going through one of the most dramatic periods of change in the history of computing. Just the shift to cloud computing was enough to make an IT professional's head spin. Now, tack on the introduction of artificial intelligence into the mix, accompanied by AI's sibling machine learning.

Don't forget software-defined -- umm -- everything and everything-as-a-service, the Internet of Things, edge computing, and hyperconvergence. IT is asked to implement the whole list of emerging technologies, all while keeping legacy systems running and ensuring upper management that the diverse systems will be securely locked down.

Feeling swamped yet?

InformationWeek wants to learn more about how you and your organization are responding to the upheaval in enterprise infrastructure?

Working with Interop, we are conducting a survey, and we need your input. Why you should participate:

  • It only takes 10 minutes, and all responses are anonymous and reported in aggregate.

  • The results of this survey will appear in an upcoming InformationWeek/Interop report, and you can be one of the first to receive it if you opt in.

  • You will have an opportunity to enter a drawing where five randomly selected respondents will receive a $50 Amazon gift card from Informa. 

  • Don't need a gift card? Opt instead for an opportunity to enter a drawing to win a Pass to the 2020 Interop Conference. Click here to watch Interop highlights from 2019!

Your answers will be aggregated with those of other respondents, and will be kept confidential. I hope you will tell us how your infrastructure is changing, and how you and your organization a coping.


About the Author(s)

James M. Connolly

Contributing Editor and Writer

Jim Connolly is a versatile and experienced freelance technology journalist who has reported on IT trends for more than three decades. He was previously editorial director of InformationWeek and Network Computing, where he oversaw the day-to-day planning and editing on the sites. He has written about enterprise computing, data analytics, the PC revolution, the evolution of the Internet, networking, IT management, and the ongoing shift to cloud-based services and mobility. He has covered breaking industry news and has led teams focused on product reviews and technology trends. He has concentrated on serving the information needs of IT decision-makers in large organizations and has worked with those managers to help them learn from their peers and share their experiences in implementing leading-edge technologies through such publications as Computerworld. Jim also has helped to launch a technology-focused startup, as one of the founding editors at TechTarget, and has served as editor of an established news organization focused on technology startups at MassHighTech.

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