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The innovation wave and growth taking place in the area of big data analytics, cloud computing, enterprise mobility and social applications, labeled by IDC as the 3rd generation growth platform, is significantly changing the value of IT and the role of the CIO. While the business value delivered by IT evolves, the importance of the underlying datacenter infrastructure remains unchanged. Efficient server and storage infrastructure is also required for 3rd platform technologies to work seamlessly as mobility, big data and social business are all resource-consuming and connected to “traditional” IT assets such as transactional systems, unified communication servers or data warehouses.
In this business briefing of IBM and IDC, the impact of those four forces and on how CIO’s should build the infrastructure for the next era of IT that is currently gaining shape will be discussed.