Dr. Kevin McIsaac, Analyst, IBRS
Overcoming infrastructure inertia to create IT agility
The IT industry is undergoing a transition and CIOs are looking to understand how they can utilise this change to deliver better business outcomes. The new reality is we are moving away from a Layered Components model, where best-of-breed components are purchased from a number of suppliers and then integrated by the IT organisation, to an Integrated Systems model.
In this presentation you will gain further insight into:
- Why the infrastructure landscape is changing and how you can benefit from it.
- How your people and existing capital investment create a barrier to adoption and what you can do about it.
- What impact this change has on your existing supplier relationships
Mark Pesce, Futurist
Fast, Frictionless and Disruptive: Business Models for a Connected Planet
Everything about IT will change over the next decade as we enter the always-on ‘hyperconnected’ era, at the intersection of global markets, pervasive mobile access, and real-time feedback on both business process and customer satisfaction. Together, these will produce an avalanche of rapid innovation in IT practices.
Many of these innovations will profoundly disrupt established players as they employ the incredible efficiencies realised by close connectivity. Labour and production become fluid, customer demand rises and falls in moments, and business needs to be able to scale, adapt and predict these changes in demand. The processes of the 20th century - slow, deliberate and centrally planned - are giving way to ‘agile’ business methodologies, borrowed from Silicon Valley’s startup culture, requiring constant measurement, but providing continuous improvement. These new processes will transform IT, making it the engine room of the 21st century, connected business.
Alan Waite, National Manager, IBM Expert Integrated Systems
IBM’s Expert Integrated Systems – challenging how you think about deploying application infrastructure IBM recently announced a new category of system – Expert Integrated Systems (EIS).
Alan Waite from IBM on how Expert Integrated Systems will challenge how you think about deploying application infrastructure.
Today’s presentation will discuss how IBMs EIS provide the ability to deploy on-premise medium to large scale computing platforms with pre-integrated software stacks that have been expertly tuned for the hardware and workload profile. Deploying such systems in hours rather than months changes how we think about acquiring and deploying production systems.
Alan will also discuss how this model fits into a vision of certified IBM and ISV Software available from a cloud based catalogue that supports deployment to IBM’s Smart Cloud or on-premise EIS infrastructure or, indeed a hybrid of both, that will be up and running in minutes. Develop in the cloud move to on premise production. This approach enables new thinking for fast project start-up and production planning.
IBM PureSystems: A family of expert integrated systems
IT systems now play a pivotal role in helping leaders at financial institutions analyze, predict and manage risk. Around the world, throughout a broad range of industries and at organisations large and small, the trend is clear: IT is moving toward a role at the center of business success. Read more.
IBM PureFlex System - The infrastructure system with integrated expertise
Today the IT systems we all depend on must adapt and perform in the face of constant change and growing complexity in the business environment. These factors place enormous strain on traditional computing models. Businesses must drive innovation and address new opportunities faster and better than ever before. IT must be able to meet new expectations—adapting to new requirements quickly, growing capabilities elastically, and still meeting basic reliability and affordability demands. Read more.
IBM PureApplication System - Application platform systems with integrated expertise
As information technology makes this move to the strategic center of business, leaders can no longer ignore the inefficiencies in today’s approach to computing. Multiple approaches exist as IT and business leaders shift to smarter computing. IBM's expertise in delivering complex solutions throughout infrastructure, middleware and applications—has helped the planet become smarter. Read more.
Businesses are ready for a new approach to IT - Simplify deployment and reduce complexity using systems integrated with expertise
The last 100 years have brought dramatic change for information technology. IT has moved from a specialised tool to become a pervasive influence on nearly every aspect of life.The IT industry has moved from vacuum tubes to the first programmable computers and far beyond. Today, as the planet becomes smarter and as interactive data proliferates, IT has become a part of the very fabric of business—and of the way we live our lives. Read more.
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