Inflection Point: How the Convergence of Cloud, Mobility, Apps, and Data Will Shape the Future of Business

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9780134387048: Inflection Point: How the Convergence of Cloud, Mobility, Apps, and Data Will Shape the Future of Business

Today, a hurricane is forming, and businesses are headed straight into it. This hurricane is arising from the convergence of several enormous trends in information technology, including cloud, mobility, Software as a Service, and Big Data. In Inflection Point, Scott Stawski shows how to harness these fierce winds of change, put them at your back, and sail towards greater competitiveness and customer value.

 

Stawski explains the strategic implications of today’s new technology paradigms, helping you reshape strategy to embrace and profit from them. You’ll discover how technology and other factors are driving a radical new round of disintermediation, reintermediation, and disruption–and what that means to you and your company.

 

Stawski shows how to go beyond inadequate incremental improvements, dramatically reducing IT spend and virtually eliminating IT capital expenditures. One meaningful step at a time, you’ll learn how to transform Operational IT into both a utility and a true business enabler, bringing new speed, flexibility, and focus to what really matters: your true core competencies.

  • BUILD A CONTINUAL TRANSFORMATION ENVIRONMENT THAT’S READY FOR ANYTHING
    Focus on high-value core competencies, not fixed assets or unchanging processes
  • CONSUME IT THE WAY YOU CONSUME ELECTRICITY
    Stop running data centers, buying software, and managing applications–forever!
  • LEVERAGE THE CLOUD’S SIMPLICITY WITHOUT LOSING CONTROL OR SECURITY
    Use standards and governance to maximize cloud benefits with minimal risk
  • HARNESS THE PRECIOUS ASSET YOU MUST ALWAYS KEEP CLOSE: DATA
    Build data-centric operations to deliver the right knowledge, right now, wherever it’s needed 

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Foreword by Mike Nefkens, Executive Vice President, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
We are on the midst of a major market disruption. Cloud, mobility, big data and security are converging and how enterprises respond will determine success or failure. Turning game-changing ideas into value faster than competitors is no longer a nice to have - it is the only way to survive and thrive. Companies like Uber and Airbnb didn't exist until a year or two ago and they are already transforming their respective industries. We no longer have the luxury of time. We need to drive continuous transformation in our enterprise at the pace being set by these market making competitors, and radically shift to the way customers want to do business, or we risk losing them. 
All of this is creating a true inflection point for executives around the world - disrupt or be disrupted. Companies need to embrace their core competencies and both act and react instantly to new strategies, tactics and market pressures to ensure competitive advantage. In this book, Stawski uses real-life examples to demonstrate this need to drive continuous change and innovation, create new business models and make technology a true business enabler. 
This is an excellent guide for any CEO, CIO, business or IT professional that is seeking to understand the changing world of enterprise IT, its relationship to a company's overall business strategy and success and how to turn it into a competitive weapon that helps propel your business further, faster.

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Drive competitive advantage by integrating the right strategy
with today's breakthrough technological enablers!
 
· Leverage the full transformative value of cloud, mobility, SaaS, and Big Data
· Gain unprecedented speed and flexibility while you slash IT expense
· Optimize outcomes by governing a fast-changing IT provider ecosystem in a Darwinian open market
 
These days, new market leaders emerge and long-time industry stalwarts fail practically overnight. To navigate this unforgiving landscape, companies must refocus on their core competencies, and implement a continual transformation environment that helps them react instantly to any market pressure. In Inflection Point, trusted executive advisor Scott Stawski shows how to achieve this, by integrating advanced corporate strategy with today's most powerful technology enablers.
Writing for business and technology leaders in all industries, Stawski shows how to make the most of cloud, mobility, and Software as a Service (SaaS), and how to optimize the value of your most critical asset: your data.
Stawski doesn't just identify the opportunities created by new technology paradigms: he shows how to leverage them to reinvent the way you work in both your lines of business and your IT organization.
Whether you're an executive, manager, or technology professional, if you want to get ahead of today's non-stop disruptions and reposition yourself for the future, this is your blueprint.
 
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