Hybrid IT - 5 Best Practices For CIOs
Hybrid IT is an approach to enterprise computing in which an organization provides and manages information technology resources in-house but uses cloud - based services for others
Official marching orders are consistently imposed on CIOs and IT leaders. This is because we live in an era of exponential change driven not only by advances in technologies, but also by how these technologies are combined such as multiple cloud solutions integrated into existing IT systems - a hybrid IT setup.
Although CIOs are still expected to simplify and upgrade IT and improve security, they are also expected to focus on customer acquisition, and retention, as well as lead product innovation and collaborate on customer initiatives. In parallel, dependence on technology also means there is very little room for the slightest interruption in operations.
Kevin Vasconi, Executive Vice President and CIO of Domino’s Pizza says, “The role of CIO is changing…but it’s difficult at times — like having to run two different businesses.” This is because CIOs are having more involvement with top management, and more interaction with customers, covering both strategic and functional roles.
IT investments in tech initiatives need to continue. Cloud computing has helped many enterprises transform IT practices over the past five years. AWS started the cloud computing wave when it launched in 2006. Since then, the cloud became an established reality. Organizations focused on cloud-first strategies because they accepted