Should flexibility be a primary IT strategy?
I define the strategy of IT flexibility as the consideration of future changes in business and the technologies that support it. A company’s ability to change is a keystone of success in today’s business environment.
The advent of virtualization in storage, servers, and other technologies has increased flexibility for the companies that choose to implement it. Companies can provision servers and storage in record time. Adding lines of business or migrating old applications to new platforms is easier than ever. The ability to spin up a new line of business quickly when an opportunity presents itself can be the difference between profitability and failure. When markets and technologies change, reprovisioning existing servers, network equipment and data centers can increase return on investment. Virtualization has in many ways changed Information Technology and helped savvy organizations better align IT with business needs.
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