Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Feb 07, 2012
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Cloud, social, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly central to business decisions as the pace of digitization accelerates. The impact of software-defined networking (SDN), virtualization, and converged and hyperconverged infrastructure within the datacenter is substantial. These technologies add complexity but offer enticing opportunities for new business models, revenue streams, operating efficiencies, and agility that organizations must pursue if they want to remain competitive and viable. This pursuit requires businesses to keep up with current and emerging technologies and applications and transform the ways in which they conduct business. At the core of "keeping up" is an organization's datacenter strategy — with an associated technology and services strategy that will either create industry laggards or accelerate innovators.
Rapid shifts in the ways that technology and information are consumed and delivered— through cloud computing, big data, social networking, and smart devices—are transforming how companies compete. IT is at the center of the fray, working with business leaders to develop and execute a digital transformation strategy that capitalizes on these major new technologies. In order to lead this transformation, IT executives must focus on three areas: collaborating with business leaders to build a strategic vision, modernizing technology infrastructure, and rebuilding IT organizations to execute against new digital business goals.
Online social networking is expanding exponentially and making a huge impact on the enterprise. IBM offers cutting-edge technologies and tools to help you develop and deliver Web 2.0 applications that are simple to build, quick to remix and easy to extend.
The impact of the social conversations has dramatically increased. More than 133 million blogs have been indexed since 2002. Twitter has doubled in size this year alone to roughly 30 million users, who create 1,500 new "Tweets" every second. Facebook's 35-year-old-plus demographic grew to 12 million users in the first quarter of 2009. But that's only part of the story. The results from search engines are even more important. 2,300 searches are performed every second of every day.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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