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WSJ CIO conference: 70% plan to change service & technology providers

The WSJ had a set of articles based on its CIO network conference that were somewhat interesting.

CIO thoughtsSome key takeaways from me included the reasons why CIOs use cloud (“51% say it’s about agility, only 17% say it is because of cost”) and the increasing importance of digital (“40% of chief digital officers report to CEOs”). Also, note how many (70%) are thinking of changing service providers and where they think the next wave of innovation is going to come from (hint: it’s not the established enterprise tech players).

I think Pat Gelsinger (CEO of VMWare) summed it up nicely with his quote

“When we think about this period that we’re in—the combination of cloud, mobile, and big data disrupting both consumer IT and enterprise IT—we are in the period of the greatest tectonic shift in the IT industry in the last 30 years. We think about the Internet wave, the mainframe, the minicomputer—this is the granddaddy of them all. And the companies that we’ve seen fall so far, these are the minor tremors of the things that are going to happen over the course of the next few years”

I couldn’t agree more.

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