Innovative CIOs run their applications a completely different way

Innovative CIOs run their applications a completely different way

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February 17, 2014
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In this video, Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon talks about the future of utility computing. Here's the transcript, or watch the video below: 

"IT is changing dramatically, which is not to say there won't be some IT organizations 20 years from now that look like IT organizations did 20 years ago.

But when I think about the changes, increasingly the basic functions that IT organizations spent 70 percent of their time delivering — compute, storage, and networking — can be purchased, and they can be purchased from third parties. This is utility computing. So the organizations that figure that out and start to purchase those at commodity rates rather than continuing to generate custom solutions themselves will position themselves to get ahead.

And it's interesting that a lot of the innovation at internet-scale now is occurring not necessarily in your traditional technology companies. I think most companies that are looking ahead realize they need to run their applications in a completely different way and with a completely different set of tools, but not everybody is looking ahead yet. So we'll certainly see some conservative organizations or some constrained organizations with what I'll call "classic IT environments" for a long time to come. But I already see a number of firms looking ahead and saying: "We need to get to utility computing, we need to get to the cloud."

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