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IT as a business transformation engine in distributed cloud innovation

July 20, 2022

IT as a business transformation engine in distributed cloud innovation
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Digital transformation isn’t an overnight process. It’s a journey.
Often, the pressure is put on IT to carry businesses through technical enlightenment. But IT and cloud computing services can’t fix the problems that businesses face.
However, they can provide the tools necessary to experience innovation.
Shelby Skrhak speaks with John Encizo, principal tech consultant and field CTO at Lenovo, about:
  • The rise of distributed cloud
  • The importance of integrated IT
  • IT solutions as the instrument to change
  • Importance of partnering and outsourcing 

Rise of distributed cloud

Gone are the days that data is stored in a singular location. Data is stored, consumed and translated into information across several locations, each of which can change within an organization over time.
This has led to:
  • Growth in hybrid and public cloud technologies
  • A rising demand for automation
  • Increase in system management tool usage
  • Shift in security measures and focus to reflect remote and hybrid systems

Importance of integrated IT

IT is typically framed as working in alignment with a business. However, IT is intricately woven into the experience of each and every employee and system within a business.
To experience true digital transformation and to take advantage of innovations in cloud computing, IT and data must be understood as a crucial aspect of an organization on each level of functioning.

The engine of transformation

Offering the analogy of a ratchet set, John Encizo says, “I can't solve your business problem. But if I know what tech you need, I can build enabling platforms to create value.”
While Lenovo’s clients plug directly into the customers, serving as a socket, the IT team acts as a ratchet, allowing clients to leverage technology tools to harness innovation.
These digital transformation tools can create value by enabling businesses to:
  • Automate patching and security systems
  • Integrate tools to streamline relationships and systems
  • Automate redundant systems to free up employees

Partnering and outsourcing

Automation can’t be bought. But tools that serve as a foundation for building automation can be. Likewise, investing in partnerships and outsourcing tool creation and integration can be essential in achieving success.
While teams may be able to build automation systems themselves, there can be a greater benefit to utilizing a program or system that’s already successful.
Partnering with the right people and outsourcing specific systems can:
  • Save time and allow for development in alternative areas
  • Utilize the strengths of industry leaders
  • Increase relationship and service quality
  • Improve overall experience
 Creating and fostering relationships with smart outsourcing and partnership decisions can further build a business, allowing more time to focus on what truly matters.
For more information, email jencizo@lenovo.com.
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