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Hybrid IT continues to Fuel Digital Transformation


Hybrid cloud and digital transformation work often connect in three key ways

Using digital to transform your business model. 


Using digital to optimize a business function


  1. Business model transformation

In this category, an organization needs the ability to build and test new concepts quickly and efficiently, without running existing Operating model transformation

Let’s stick with the example of IT itself transforming its traditional approaches to operations via automation and orchestration tooling. Here, Budges sees his clients most often beginning their experimentation in on-premises environments. 

  1. Business function optimization

Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud play a significant role here as IT groups move toward a multi-cloud approach for running critical business applications that support their business processes. Budge explains: “We’re finding that public cloud is seeing a good deal of interest for non-production, disaster recovery environments, and long-term data retention uses – which all tie back to cost optimization of the digitization of business processes.

Transforming to a Hybrid Infrastructure


Enterprises must evolve rapidly to stay competitive in our modern, fast-paced world. This puts a strain on IT and can lead to a chaotic mix of workload-specific hardware platforms and shadow IT that is costly, difficult to manage and high-risk

Hybrid IT combines the right mix of traditional IT, private cloud, and public cloud to meet your business and IT goals, so you can integrate new technologies where needed and maintain legacy

Drive innovation from the core of your data center


Successful IT infrastructure transformations are structured to minimize disruption while maximizing results. With a clear roadmap, you can improve operational speed, gain control over IT

Workload Placement in a Hybrid IT Environment


Transforming to hybrid IT starts with identifying which workloads work best in which environments to strike the ideal balance of cost optimization, security, performance and business agility

Financial impact of digital transformation

Payors that employ the four levers could achieve a large near-term reduction in SG&A costs. The exact amount would vary from payor to payor, given the broad dispersion in individual carriers’ per-member administrative spending.

Using digital for organizational transformation

Today, most health insurance companies are siloed organizations that have been optimized for specialization and efficiency in performing current processes (in essence, the companies use a divide-and-conquer approach)

Break your functional silos

The next step is to build a cross-functional team for each prioritized customer journey and encourage an extraordinary level of cross-functional collaboration.


How healthcare systems can become digital-health leaders

Translate digital ambitions into resource allocations

Most companies establish their capital budgets each year by adding similar percentage increases to each line of the previous year’s budget. This approach is not compatible with true digital transformation. This is not to say, however, that the IT budget needs to increase dramatically. Rather, money in the existing budget should be shifted toward the prioritized digital investments.

Focus on talent

Digital transformation involves new ways of working and thinking. Senior leaders should take concrete steps to ensure that their organizations have the necessary digital talent by identifying and retaining existing talent and bringing new talent in the door.

Start from the customer

Senior leaders should begin by understanding the key journeys taken by their external stakeholders—consumers, providers, employers, and brokers

Maximize the value of two-speed IT

It is not realistic—or appropriate—for a payor to jettison its entire legacy IT infrastructure when beginning the move toward digital transformation. Two goals should be pursued instead: to adapt as much of that infrastructure as possible so it can support new digital approaches, and to find methods that would allow new projects to “fail fast” (within months, not years).

Hybrid IT in action: Systems of innovation

Progressive CIOs have another significant thing in common; they know how to maximize their investment in legacy IT systems, and apply that solid foundation with the adoption of new platforms.

Why Digital Transformation is Driving Hybrid Cloud to Dominate in APJ

 When combined - enable them to achieve superior transformation results


They offer resilience against the threat of business disruption


In the Digital Transformation Index (DTI) study sponsored by Dell Technologies, nearly six in 10 APJ organizations (58%) say they are uncertain what their respective industries will look like in three years’ time.


Hybrid clouds offer a sustainable approach to innovation


According to the DTI, disruption is necessitating investments in infrastructure while keeping cost of operations lean. Seven in ten businesses are incentives to invest in new IT infrastructure and digital skills, but only if there is no cost increase (Digital Transformation Index).

Enable the region’s leapfrogging to advanced technologies


The APJ region has the potential to lead IT transformation in many areas, and it is already leading in some. IDC reports that APAC has the fastest growing robotics market, and it will soon become the frontline for IoT worldwide. There is a positive inclination in more than half (53%) of APAC organizations to use big data and analytics for their business.

Hybrid Cloud – is it really the future of enterprise IT?


Cloud computing continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate and plays an important role in most modern organization’s technology strategy in one way or another. As the momentum of cloud continues, there is one question that still remains unanswered – is hybrid cloud really the future of enterprise IT?


Is there really an appetite for hybrid cloud today? 


Industry analysts and researches have been skirting around the topic of hybrid cloud for a long time, particularly as adoption of public cloud has become increasingly more established and mainstream in the last few years


But hybrid cloud is just a buzzword that doesn’t really mean anything? 


In the early years of cloud computing, it was safe to say that hybrid cloud was nothing more than an ambitious concept than a practical reality, perhaps a buzzword. However, this is no longer the case - as cloud technology continues to rapidly evolve, the enterprise-ready solutions that are available to fulfill this once ambitious concept have evolved in equal measures too. 

Are there practical benefits of adopting a hybrid cloud strategy? 


In short, yes – there are a number of practical benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked by business and IT leaders who are considering hybrid cloud as the next step.   

First and foremost, flexibility and versatility are both top of that list. Adopting a hybrid cloud strategy allows for the optimal placement of workloads, applications and IT services depending on your specific criteria.

  • The Digital Transformation Roadmap in Plain

Technology is evolving—we as business leaders must adapt or risk the chance of extinction.

The Evolution of the Datacenter

Digital innovation fueled the sharing economy and will continue to fuel further tech disruptions. It’s happening right now with Internet of Things (IoT). The growing adoption of IoT will re-define what the business process, how we make decisions, and how consumers interact with brands. Technology is evolving and business leaders must adapt or risk the chance of extinction.

Infrastructure 1.0: The Traditional Datacenter

Most of the global economy is living and operating in the traditional datacenter. A datacenter that’s inherently complex, time consuming, and expensive to manage—and up until now that that was the norm. Today that’s not the case.

Infrastructure 2.0: Hyper convergence—a step closer.

The market responds with hyper convergence—the virtualization and consolidation of compute and storage. Hyperconvergence brought attention to the growing complexity, slow applications, and costs that inhibited business growth, and it did so by eliminating many of the manual steps traditionally required for IT to scale and respond to market demand change.

Infrastructure 3.0: The Digital Business Foundation

Success in the digital economy requires every company to become a software company, and to do this the datacenter must evolve. To be a true software company, the business has to adopt a holistic, software-defined infrastructure—consolidating compute, storage, and network—to create a foundation that can embrace digital innovation principals necessary for success.

Hybrid Cloud Spurs Innovation, Customer Satisfaction

C-suite executives overwhelmingly say that hybrid cloud solutions are facilitating innovation and helping them to more readily meet customer expectations,

 "Tailoring hybrid cloud: Designing the right mix for innovation, efficiency and growth," on Thursday, that finds companies who embrace cloud are able to expand into new industries (76 percent), create new revenue sources (71 percent) and create new business models (69 percent).

  • Hybrid Infrastructure – the underlying technology whether from your own private on-premise cloud, or hosted by a cloud provider, somewhere there has to be some hardware.
  • Hybrid Applications – you probably have on premise applications, SaaS applications, and probably some hosted applications.
  • Hybrid Processes – business processes that may touch many different applications or resources.
  • Hybrid Resources – pools of people both inside and outside your organization who can be used to deliver some aspect of your end to end value chain

Transformation 'is a permanent effort'

Digital transformations aren't a one-time IT project or objective that is ever really completed, according to Nejam.,  MICROSOFT

"In a city like New York, transformation isn't something you do once or twice; you do it all the time," Nejam said. "It's a permanent effort."

This is why Microsoft has continuously updated and modernized its business applications products, offering hybrid Dynamics 365 options and cloud-based Office suite products

Can the network help my cloud? Can cloud help my network?

The cloud and the network are critical components in business transformation. How you can utilize both to benefit your organization?

Networks for cloud

If you did a word association poll on cloud, "agility" would surely be among the top five. Cloud enables organizations to adapt and innovate faster. Unfortunately, yesterday’s infrastructure was not built with this design principle in mind. The paramount consideration was reliability, and the traditional convention (which digital leaders such as Amazon and Netflix are proving needs to be reconsidered) was that reliable systems did not change. We all know that a majority of organizations still have multi-layered change order procedures passing through multiple approvers, all intended to protect the data center and the enterprise network from change. (Yikes!)

Cloud for networks

Keep in mind, it’s a two-way street. Cloud services can help the network run better, too. Owning, updating and operating network management tools and control software can take a lot of time from your team. Today, most network admins still manage too many infrastructure elements that require per device interaction at a variety of locations. To reduce this, vendors offer management and control software to centralize functions, but this new software is yet another specialized system to learn, deploy, maintain and repair.







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