Ready for changes
Rapid business changes forces more demand on IT. This means having strategies and plans that are tightly bound to every stage of an organisation's transformation, said Satish Thiagarajan, associate vice president - IT IS, Cognizant Technology Solutions.
"Getting it right at the beginning is half the battle won," he said at his presentation. Thiagarajan then gave a four-point summary of how CIOs can build IT infrastructures that align to the business.
1) Run 'lean' operations
2) Always keep the end state transformation vision
3) Benchmark what is appropriate - price and performance are top two metrics
4) Take out the smoke from the cloud - incorporation of emerging technologies like social, mobile, analytics and cloud computing that are appropriate to the business
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