Are Legacy Apps Slowing IT Transformation?

By Barbara Robidoux

Sometimes it really does help to talk things over.

Reflecting on my recent interview on The Cube with John Furrier, Co-CEO SiliconANGLE Media and Dave Vellante, Founder of Wikibon, I’ve been able to do a bit more of what they would say is “extracting the signal from the noise.”

In this blog, I’ll build on our conversation, expanding on a proven, practical way to help get IT Transformation and cloud initiatives “unstuck.”

Reality check from real customers

John and Dave were asking me about The State of IT Transformation report, which EMC recently published. The report analyzes customer data provided by CIOs and their direct reports who participated in 660 one-on-one IT Transformation Workshop sessions conducted by EMC or VMware.

Unlike reports based on surveys or random samples, the data comes from senior leadership teams in the midst of IT transformation—or, as John put it, from people “trying to figure out their future—so they’re very engaged, sharing a lot of inside information about what they’re trying to do.”

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