"In order to embrace the cloud, one of the things that we really have to think about is not just the technology, because the technology is a piece, but we have to think about the tools, the techniques and then the mindset of the organization. I would say that those are really, really critical components to making the change into this hybrid IT model."
Cynthia Stoddard, Senior VP and CIO for NetApp, and Argyle’s Jay Williams discussed how to drive IT innovation and the importance of encouraging open dialogue.
“We have to be quicker with our technology adoption. The cycles are a lot shorter than they’ve ever been in the past and we need to ready our organizations to be able to adapt and bring that value to the organization."
"Information as a strategic enabler, I think we’ve been talking about that for a long time. As our business processes, in some cases, become more and more commoditized, information is the go-to place to really differentiate."
' But basically our whole message was oriented around selling to the technical buyer. We were coming in the back door and selling to the kitchen staff instead of really drawing a linkage between our products and the benefits to the business.'