VMware® Software-Defined Data Center

For many companies, technology is the rate-limiting step when taking new business initiatives from concept to planning to implementation. Public cloud and mobile services have dramatically increased end-user and LOB expectations. IT organizations struggle to keep pace; as a result, they are not viewed as strategic partners to the business. When IT cannot deliver on business expectations, LOB owners seek out their own solutions outside the purview of IT. Worldwide, 38 percent of IT expenditures are beyond the control of the IT organization.1

Technology expenditures outside of IT are sometimes healthy—for example, functional or LOB leaders might want to experiment with interesting opportunities to improve the business with innovative technologies. In some instances, however, the risks can significantly outweigh the benefits. To navigate the mobile cloud era, the CIO must develop an approach that can best manage these risks.

VMware® Software-Defined Data Center