Having the best of both worlds in the era of digital transformation

One hundred years ago, the fastest car on the road was the Austro-Daimler Prinz Heinrich (“Prince Henry,” in English), which boasted a top speed of 85 miles per hour, or 136 kilometres per hour. Today, the Super Sport version of the Bugatti Veyron is the fastest street-legal production car on the planet. This wheeled beast can hit the obscene speed of 268 miles per hour, or 431 kilometres per hour.

It is no less about speed in the world of business. Enterprises new and established, keen players in a lightning-paced world, know they must have the ability to evolve rapidly, to make changes on the fly to keep up with competitors. This capacity for on-a-dime change is no small requirement, and it places an enormous strain on companies’ IT; approached in a wrongheaded fashion, it can lead to a strange, awkward mix of technology, one that is neither agile nor easy to maintain.

The hybrid approach

A company that adopts a hybrid IT approach to enterprise computing takes care of some of its IT resources in house and uses cloud-based services for others. Such an approach allows these companies to experiment with cloud computing while keeping to a centralized approach to IT governance.

Hybrid IT gives companies the right mix of traditional IT, private cloud, and public cloud, so they can meet their business and IT goals, integrating new tech where they need to and maintain legacy tech where appropriate. For many companies, this is the very best approach: to avoid disruption to their business as they transform their infrastructure.

By transforming your infrastructure in a way that avoids disruption to the business, you can solve your most pressing issues and prepare for future success. Hybrid IT combines the right mix of traditional IT, private cloud, and public cloud to meet your business and IT goals, so you can integrate new technologies where needed and maintain legacy systems where appropriate.

Third of a four-part webinar series

Choosing the right IT delivery mix of on-premise, traditional hosting, and cloud models is central to your organization’s digital transformation success. Done right, a hybrid IT model delivers business agility and cost efficiencies, while maintaining security. Register for the Telus/ITWC webinar “Hybrid IT — The Best of Both Worlds in The Era of Digital Transformation” to hear experts discuss the latest insights on hybrid IT best practices, and how they are expanding business operations.

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Content writer at IT World Canada. Book lover. Futurist. Sports nut. Once and future author. Would-be intellect. Irish-born, Canadian-raised.

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