Hasmukh Ranjan, CIO of AMD, shares his insight on a CIO's role post-merger and acquisition. The most significant challenge is to optimize the cost by utilizing every element to its maximum and contribute to efficiency and sustainability, he says.
In a panel titled 'The Future of the Tech Org: Is Cloud Taking the Center Stage?' four industry practitioners discuss the impact of cloud on their organizations. They spoke about challenges, including visibility into cloud costs, cost optimization, capacity right-sizing and decisions about cloud models.
Whether it is maximizing return on investment (ROI), mitigating security risk or avoiding vendor lock-in, when it’s time to move out/on, the key to optimizing the cloud outcomes for a CIO lies in getting the contract right.
With the growing focus on Kubernetes, containers and serverless, CIOs need to start thinking along the lines of "securing cloud by design" and not as an afterthought. This is critical from both cost and speed perspectives.
The unprecedented volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic tested the abilities of CIOs to turn situational transformation into an enduring business strategy. However, most CIOs were successful in transitioning from reactive IT to proactive digital strategy.