Virtualization

Evolving Objectives: Measuring the Value of Transformation

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Executive Summary

Virtualization and cloud solutions create a unique opportunity to transform IT from a cost center to a strategic value driver. However, infrastructure changes by themselves are not enough to transform the business value of technology. IT executives also need to shift focus from technology to business outcomes, and communicate more effectively with business managers. Without these two additional changes, business managers may continue to view IT as a cost center and perceive the use of virtualization and cloud solutions primarily as cost cutting measures. The IT Value Transformation Road Map presents a three-stage approach to using virtualization and cloud solutions to transform IT from a cost center to a strategic value driver.

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