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Success in the Cloud is all about Business Driven IT

Monday 14 January 2019 Digital Transformation

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By Dominic Rowles

Every end user in a business will have a story about waiting weeks for the IT department to make a change, roll out an update or deliver a fix.

However, IT departments aren’t keeping them waiting on purpose.

IT teams have had to become somewhat of a ‘Jack of all trades’ in recent years because they're expected to cover so much across the business. It’s holding up infrastructure in all corners of the company, supporting all your end users – and still trying to innovate. If you want your IT department to create real value, this whole mindset needs to change.

In the interview above, I sat down with Business Reporter’s Alastair Greener and my former colleague, Peter Eggington, to discuss how IT departments can evolve.

We talk about how businesses that want to succeed with a new digital strategy in the coming years need to make an unusual choice for their next major hire: a business-focused CTO, not just a technically capable one. That’s going to be a significant cultural shift for many businesses, but a vital one if they want their IT departments to be centres of excellence, rather than a drain on the bottom line.

To make all this happen, businesses need to fully embrace the cloud. Some departments will be understandably hesitant – particularly considering how much time and resource has been invested in their existing infrastructure – but the potential for cost savings, efficiency gains and innovation is too much to ignore.

Watch the full video to learn more about what we think is in store for IT departments as more and more infrastructure shifts into the cloud – and how CACI Network Services are helping businesses succeed in their own digital transformations.

 

Want to read more? See '7 Big Digital Transformation Questions: Answered'

 

VIDEO - Dominic Rowles & Peter Eggington explain why your IT team must become more business focused and why they think future CTOs will be business people.

Success in the Cloud is all about Business Driven IT