CIOs from a wide range of industries and government organisations gathered in Sydney and Canberra recently to examine best practices for avoiding common virtualisation headaches, as well as how to reap maximum efficiencies and cost-savings from virtualisation projects.
Embracing virtualisation through an eight-year transformation journey at Unisys is paying off with 700 fewer servers and innovation up from 8 to 30 per cent of IT spending, according to one of the chief architects of the change, vice president of global services for systems and technology, Brian Ott.
The event examined best practices for avoiding common virtualisation headaches, as well as how CIOs can reap the maximum efficiencies and cost-savings from virtualisation technologies.
CIO Distinguished Technologist Series: Brian Ott, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Unisys Internal IT organisation
CIO Australia Editor Matt Rodgers talks to Brian Ott, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Unisys’ internal IT organisation about the challenges organisations face as they drive IT transformation in their business. Brian shares his own experiences during his tenure as global CTO of Unisys, when he was responsible for a virtualisation and IT transformation project that resulted in the reduction of global data centres from 52 to 1, a consolidated in applications from over 900 to 300, the decommissioning of over 700 infrastructure servers and savings worth millions of dollars.
A complete transcript of the panel discussion from the recent CIO Breakfast Briefing, Virtualisation – A Reality Check, featuring Brian Ott, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Unisys internal IT organisation, Jean-Marc Annonier, Research Manager for IT Spending, IDC Australia and Matt Rodgers, Editor of CIO Australia.
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