Most IT departments are divided into two organizations: operations — the guys who keep the infrastructure lights on — and development — the programmers writing applications. With the advent of cloud computing, programmers and their cohorts on the business side sidestepped the IT ops team, buying infrastructure resources (servers, storage) directly from cloud providers much faster than they could from their own infrastructure organization. Forward-looking CIOs and heads of IT are realizing that they can deliver better IT services to the business at a lower cost if they embrace the cloud and bring the two sides of the IT organization together.
In this webinar, our panel will address these topics:
- How do you create centralized control of IT resources?
- What is the role of automation and tools like Chef?
- Governance, control and the enterprise’s challenge with cloud
- Lessons learned in moving to a cloud computing delivery and consumption model for IT resources
- Paul Miller, founder, The Cloud of Data
- Ben Kepes, director, Diversity Analysis
- Robert Benefield, CTO, Evolve Beyond, Ltd
- James Urquhart, director of Product, Cloud Management Systems, Dell
Register here to join Gigaom Research and our sponsor Dell for “What if IT operations and development teams worked together in the cloud?” a free analyst roundtable webinar on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. PT.