Your IT organization plays a strategic role in business operations. Line-of-business leaders
expect you to deliver innovative new solutions that give the business a competitive advantage.
What new solutions and offerings could you create if you had an agile, flexible IT infrastructure?
Several obstacles stand in your way. Years of operating a siloed, rigid infrastructure force your
IT organization to be more reactive than proactive, making it difficult to proactively anticipate
business needs. Demands for new solutions outpace your organization's ability to respond,
encouraging line-of-business leaders to circumvent IT and go directly to cloud providers to
meet their needs. These shadow IT projects add complexity, risk, and costs to your IT operations.
And, most of your IT budget likely goes to simply maintaining and managing your existing
systems, leaving little room for value-added initiatives.
Sponsor: Red Hat