Gone are the days where IT was a cost center, and buying IT was line items and SKUs. To be successful today, IT must be an innovation center that initially looks at business values and strategies, and invest in total and unified services accordingly.
The more we can simplify infrastructure and workflows, the more users can focus on what is important for the business. Applying different aspects of IT, i.e. accessing SaaS applications, network drives, zero trust security etc. – should be as simple as turning on the power switch on the wall, all the while keeping the core focus on creating value for the business.
Businesses want to put their applications where it makes most sense, most often ending up with a hybrid cloud scenario. Simplification and operational consistency of such a setup, places great demands on a holistic approach to infrastructure, in combination with a thorough knowledge of the business. Simplification can only happen when these components are in place. Where you place your applications and data has to match accordingly.