With the advent of cloud computing, whether public, private or hybrid, enterprise IT is becoming highly automated. This requires a shift in strategy for corporate technology leaders (CTO’s and CIO’s) and IT professionals to take advantage of the newfound opportunity and focus on technology at a higher level without being bogged down with daily execution. It has always been a challenge to address ongoing operational challenges, which have often occurred at the expense of thoughtful, long-term IT strategy. IT departments that can recognize these new opportunities will continue to be relevant in the new era of enterprise cloud computing.
FiberMedia Group works with the financial services, healthcare, media and other industries to provide tailored, cost-effective data center, network management and cloud solutions. John Panzica, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, says that companies in the financial services sector, though previously reluctant due to security concerns, are now realizing that cloud services are not only secure but make sense in terms of finance as well as other resources. As a result, outsourcing various aspects of their IT helps companies focus less on IT functions and more on their core business.