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Remedy for frustrations in legacy IT infrastructure contracting model | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

By | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

A significant driver motivating companies to migrate workloads out of their legacy environment into the cloud is the increasing frustration of operating under onerous, complicated services contracts. Of course, these workloads migrate to the cloud and a software-defined environment primarily for greater efficiency and agility. But many workloads are too expensive and risky to migrate and thus are better suited for maintaining in a legacy environment. So, I’m calling for a better, more rational legacy infrastructure contracting vehicle. Here’s what it would look like and how companies would benefit.

What’s wrong with the typical contract?

Large, cumbersome, difficult master services agreements (MSAs) with functional areas or towers govern the legacy IT outsourcing market. No matter the function outsourced, these legacy contracts have in common several characteristics that make them too complex and make administering these contracts incredibly complicated and frustrating.

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How Smart Machines Will Drive the Next Generation IT Infrastructure Transformation | Webinar

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Thursday, April 13 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

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Research Practice Director Ashwin Venkatesan will help lead an GAVS Technologies-hosted webinar titled How Smart Machines Will Drive the Next Generation IT Infrastructure Transformation. The webinar will feature key speakers from Everest Group and GAVS Technologies

Speakers

Ashwin Venkatesan
Practice Director, Research
Everest Group

Chandra Mouleswaran Sundaram
VP, Infrastructure Management
GAVS Technologies

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The Biggest Risk to Your IT Department that You’re Not Addressing | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

By | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

Today’s IT departments face a profound challenge: the delicate and precarious balance between stability and innovation. “Keeping the lights on” has never been more important. Business quite literally runs on technology and any downtime or blips in the user experience can cause major negative consequences, from brand equity and sales to internal productivity and morale. But innovation is equally imperative. The pace of technological change demands that businesses evolve or go extinct. You can’t afford to stand still – but you cannot compromise your core operations, either. In response, most organizations split the difference. IT assumes that legacy systems are stable and continues to rely on them as foundational infrastructure. When new requirements arise, they invest in new technology with a greater emphasis on agility and responsiveness, often in the cloud. Read more at Cecilia’s blog.