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Announcing the death of traditional ERP, shared services, and the datacenter?

IMG_1614-Edit_SML.jpgSeveral years ago, I decided to earn a second Master’s degree in strategic planning from the University of Southern California. One of the things we studied was futures research. In futures research, sometimes you try to determine where things are going by scouring the points that fall off the curve. For me, I wanted to know what IT would like five years into the future. So I asked around and found a leading-edge organization to talk to. And I went to their architects. You know these folks; they are responsible for the current state and future state of IT. I started my questioning by asking, “What do you believe you will be buying in the future?” Instead of responding “servers, storage and networking equipment,” they said that they wanted to buy “IT.”

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  • Alec Wagner is a longtime writer & editor, enterprise IT insider, and (generally) fearless digital nomad.
  • Lending 20 years of IT market expertise across 5 continents, for defining moments as an innovation adoption change agent.
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  • I'm the community manager for Discover Performance and have been a writer/editor in the technology field for several years.
  • Mike has been with HP for 30 years. Half of that time was in R&D, mainly as an architect. The other 15 years has been spent in product management, product marketing, and now, solution marketing. .
  • Paul Muller leads the global IT management evangelist team within the Software business at HP. In this role, Muller heads the team responsible for fostering HP’s participation in the IT management community, contributing to and communicating best-practice in helping IT perform better.
  • Rafael Brugnini (Rafa) serves as VP of EMEA & APJ for HP Software. Joining in 1996 and has more than 20 years of knowledge and experience linked to HP. He resides in Madrid with his wife and family, and in his spare time he enjoys windsurfing.
  • Evangelist for IT Financial Management (ITFM), IT Governance and IT Portfolio Management, consulting IT organisations for Close to 15 years on principles of good governance.
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