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vForum: CIOs must understand new technology paradigm

vForum: CIOs must understand new technology paradigm

Cloud, BYOT still top challenges for IT leaders

CIOs are still struggling with the consumerisation of IT, as device management and Cloud computing continued to be viewed through a traditional IT paradigm, VMware has claimed.

Speaking at the keynote of vForum in Sydney, co-president of application platform at VMware, Todd Neilsen, said because most employees are constantly connected to the enterprise through mobile devices and Web 2.0, CIOs are struggling to meet the varying needs of the business while working in the paradigm of traditional computing.

"Around the world I see consumers or users saying they need more value out of IT... if they don't meet consumer needs, they're going to take technology into their own hands," he said.

"... One of the things we've learned, is that until you process parts of the move to Cloud, it can be challenging."

Neilsen said CIOs may need to challenge the paradigm by changing their approach to device and user management.

"All the stuff that's happening at the infrastructure level is definitely causing some issues," he said.

"Many CIOs want to say they want to quit managing devices and manage users instead."

VMware also used the event as a platform to announce its new management portfolio, revealing details of new suites aimed at automating processes in the Cloud.

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