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Infrastructure Agility Primer for 2017

Published: 12 January 2017

ID: G00323039

Analyst(s): Bob Gill , Philip Dawson , Arun Chandrasekaran


The needs of digital business will force I&O leaders to rethink infrastructure strategies for next-generation workloads. I&O leaders must collaborate with application and business teams to build the infrastructure, processes, skills and culture that strengthen the foundations of digital business.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What are the traits of successful I&O leaders in the era of digital business?
    • How can I&O leaders find talent to nurture a Mode 2 culture within I&O organization?
    • What platforms and architectures should I&O leaders choose for Mode 2 style of IT?
    • 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?
    • What best practices lead to success in the Mode 2 style of IT?

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  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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