1143RA Cloud Business Summit: What to do About Innovation as a “Triple Threat"
Author: Bruce Guptill
This week, Saugatuck Technology hosted its annual Cloud Business Summit in New York City. The invitation-only event featured panels and close discussions with large enterprise CIOs and CTOs about their real-world experiences in enabling, building, and managing the business and IT in the emerging era of the Boundary-free Enterprise™ (BfE). Discussions and presentations with IBM, SAP and PWC spotlighted experiences, challenges and solutions on the vendor/provider side, which is equally challenged as buyers and users fast-track more types of business operations into Cloud and hybridized environments.
A core theme in every formal and informal discussion was innovation – especially, the needs to innovate how we operate as IT leaders and organizations, given how the pace and scope of technological and business innovation is increasing, mostly as a function of user adoption and innovation with Cloud-based IT and business services. Most compellingly, we learned how innovation is a threat, an opportunity, and a critical need for any type of size of enterprise IT group.