Note: This is a snippet of the article orginally featured in In Business Madison. You can read it in full here: https://www.ibmadison.com/Blogger/Open-Mic/June-2019/Business-leaders-should-understand-Modern-Desktop-as-a-seismic-shift-in-corporate-computing/
By now, most business leaders are familiar with some aspects of their organizations’ journey to the cloud. That includes CEOs, CFOs, and others who don’t live and breathe technical topics on an everyday basis.
These business leaders have probably already seen financial and operational benefits of moving software and servers to the cloud. That includes products in widespread use, such as Office 365, as well as enterprise software specific to a single organization.
But business leaders may not yet be familiar with some more recent trends in the cloud journey. One of these is referred to in the IT industry as “Modern Desktop.”
Though the phrase “Modern Desktop” sounds like it might be just a marketing phrase, it’s actually a seismic shift in corporate computing.
In fact, it’s such a big change that dedicated IT professionals — who have, in many cases, worked for decades to build and maintain network architectures that have, for the most part, served organizations well — may in some cases be reluctant to recognize and embrace both the scope and importance of this transformation in corporate computing.
Therefore, it’s all the more critical for business leaders to understand the basics.
The topics at play here are so fundamental that they affect everything from how devices are managed — no longer provisioned by IT staff — to the very role of the IT department in the broader environment — no longer delivering devices and experiences, but rather enabling them subject to corporate governance policies.
My objective with this article is to lay out for CEOs, CFOs, and other business leaders the essentials of the Modern Desktop model. This is, without question, the future of corporate computing.
Read the full article here