Gartner Research

Infrastructure Agility Primer for 2016

Published: 08 January 2016

ID: G00294486

Analyst(s): Mike Chuba , Philip Dawson , Arun Chandrasekaran


Digital business offers vast opportunities and serious challenges to I&O. Gartner's 2016 research will guide I&O leaders to build Mode 2 infrastructure that fully supports the needs of a digital business and enables it to reap business value from the nexus of cloud, information, mobile and social.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How to identify the appropriate Mode 2 use cases that align well with business goals and are feasible to implement?
    • How can I&O leaders find talent to nurture a Mode 2 culture within I&O organization?
    • What best practices should I&O leaders apply to determine the appropriate technologies, processes and deployment models for Mode 2 workloads?
    • Which vendors will be strategic partners for Mode 2 workloads, and what will be the fate of traditional IT megavendors in the era of bimodal IT?
    • How to avoid large-scale failures in Mode 2 projects?

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  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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