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Take Charge, Lead Change, Do Cloud Right!

Understand your environment, understand your options and understand your true cloud computing costs

The theme for next week's Gartner Data Center conference, "Taking Charge, Leading Change - Your I&O Transformation Can't Wait", is a real wake up call for today's I&O leaders. Gartner's focus on operational excellence highlights how the line-of-business and information technology (IT) management are being entangled by the fast moving and ever changing technology landscape. It also showcases today's leadership challenge of how to transform that entanglement into an interweaved value producing process.

As the lead in managing an organization's information technology platform, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professional have typically been focused on the technical aspects of provisioning, management, governance and security. This represents only 44% of the IT value chain. While excellence in delivering these component is essential, it is not sufficient. In today's business environment, the true I&O professional also provides crucial support to the other 56%, the so-called front end of the chain. Here in the front-end is where IT management superstars enable corporate agility and flexibility to their business line and acquisition cohorts. This is also why in the cloud computing age, cloud service brokerage (CSB) is so revolutionary.

CSB capability, either developed internally or acquired through an external partner, has become all the rage because solution integrators and enterprise IT organizations have now recognized the shortcomings of the traditional way of "selling" and "delivering" IT. Today's I&O Leader must take charge and lead their organization forward into this new way of doing business.

Gravitant recognizes this imperative! That's why it invested in innovation by delivering an advanced cloud decision engine that normalizes vendor pricing and capabilities, customizes the enterprise cloud service catalog and automates the discovery and synchronization of cloud-based resources. With Gravitant CSB technology, you can now monitor, manage and make evidence based decisions across 100% of your IT value chain.

Be today's I&O Leader by understanding your environment, understanding your options and understanding your true cloud computing costs before purchase!

Take Charge. Lead Change. Do Cloud Right!

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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE