CIOs and their IT teams are bombarded with major changes on nearly every front these days. Shifting to a software-defined environment is one of the top agenda items in many enterprises. But what does this shift in operations really mean? Are the benefits really worth the headaches of major operational change?
We are in the early days of this shift to a software-defined world, and it takes me back 20–25 years to the talk about taking our offices paperless. The early motivations of saving paper and preserving the rain forests have given way to a focus on office productivity, collaboration and ease of use.