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October 08, 2013


Jason Blyth

Good thought-provoking blog as always, thanks Chuck. Only thing I would add (in my personal opinion) is that how organisations embrace the challenge of dealing with their legacy IT will also be a distinguishing factor.

Why? Well, all really big companies have this problem. Old IT applications can be really tough sometimes to either remove or transform. Year by year it seems easier to just defer the problem to next year. However over a 7 year period that's quite a drag chute on efficiency and cost. But it's more than just that. It's how it constrains agility and change. And over a longer term those factors will be critical to companies ability to compete.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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