Many organizations plan to move toward the cloud over time and others may have infrastructure elements that will never be cloud ready. With hybrid IT, organizations can achieve cloud benefits, like cost savings, scalability, and agility, while leveraging investments in non-cloud elements. By satisfying a variety of use cases, hybrid IT is emerging as the operating model for the future allowing organizations to combine cloud and non-cloud environments to achieve the best-fit platform for each workload.
Architecting a robust and reliable hybrid environment involves managing multiple layers of complexity including platform compatibility, vendor responsibility, and security coverage. In the white paper, “6 Best Practices for Hybrid IT Environment Success,” you’ll learn how to plan a successful hybrid IT journey. In the white paper, you’ll find:
- An overview of the operational challenges of the hybrid era
- Functional and technical best practices for hybrid environments
- Strategies for managing multiple vendors and cloud providers
- Practical recommendations for application placement, vendor selection, security, and interoperability
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Leveraging Hybrid IT Now to Power Digital Transformation
Amid global disruption, cloud has become an attractive option to reduce IT costs, improve performance, and serve as the basis for launching new technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Making the move to the cloud doesn’t mean decommissioning all of your non-cloud resources; many organizations need these non-cloud resources to form the basis of digital transformation and other innovation efforts. And there are some complex, resource-intensive applications and infrastructure that may never be cloud-ready. These types of environments demand a hybrid approach. Hybrid IT allows cloud and non-cloud resources to coexist so that organizations can continue running certain applications and resources in non-cloud environments, while taking advantage of the cloud for elements that benefit from the cloud. This white paper, “Leveraging Hybrid IT Now to Power Digital Transformation,” unpacks the role of hybrid IT as an enabler of innovation and a practical strategy for realizing a best-fit IT environment. The white paper covers the following topics: The rise of hybrid IT and common business use cases Addressing feature parity in non-cloud and comparable cloud solutions What to expect during a migration to a hybrid environment How hybrid IT impacts opportunity cost, flexibility, and your business roadmap Examples of businesses that have successfully implemented hybrid IT environments and reinvested in innovation
The Business-Driven Roadmap Imperative
Although many CIOs have the mandate to innovate, only a lucky few get new budget and staff to deliver the innovation. Those that don’t must balance the challenge of resource allocation with the pressure of adhering to costly ERP vendor roadmaps—for maintenance or cloud migration—or seemingly risk losing vendor support. Making the mindset shift from a vendor-driven model to a Business-Driven Roadmap—where IT spending is aligned with business goals, priorities, and timing—can enable you to: optimize budget and staff to create capacity: allocate the right organizational resources to the right pursuits to support targeted business outcomes accelerate innovation: use created capacity to adopt new best-in-class IT functionalities to enable business strategy future-proof your enterprise: maximize the value and lifespan of existing and customized assets to serve business goals Discover the 11 attributes of a Business-Driven Roadmap and how it can enable you to maintain control of your company’s IT direction.
Insights from Gartner Symposium 2022
The trifecta of ever-constricting budgets, the influence of inflation, and an incredibly difficult labour market are now top of mind – just as we all thought we’d breathe a sigh of relief with the pandemic largely behind us. At Gartner Symposium 2022, we hosted a fireside chat with technology leaders from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA)s, Metcash and Central Coast Council. Watch the video to get better insights on their experiences and how they were able to overcome these challenges!