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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.
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 2 The Storm on the Horizon 13
Chapter 3 Intellectual “Ditch Bag” 39
Chapter 4 Information Technology as a Utility 61
Chapter 5 Cloud Computing 87
Chapter 6 The Future Is Mobile 111
Chapter 7 SaaS and the Enterprise App Store 127
Chapter 8 Big Data 145
Chapter 9 The IT Department of the Future 165
Chapter 10 Where Do We Go from Here? 179