Hi! I'm Adriana Baranek, CEO of Miadria group,
you're watching UseWise YouTube channel. Here with me is Mladen
Baranek, our CTO. We are continuing our series
on talking about IT for business executives and
one of the frequent questions we get from
business executives is: Isn't a decision to
use the public cloud decision that should be made by
IT department and not by me, like CEO and what is your answer to that, Mladen?
It's very simple - IT is usually not in charge of business model of
profitability, it's more like a service department
and from that perspective if there is a business need
to improve business processes, to innovate, then
decision is sure not within IT department it is within business
or managers that do actual business so if they feel that there is a need to
provide mobility, to enable workforce to be
able to work from home, to bring your own device in that
case public cloud is really a much better fit
than on-prem technologies and what used to be available before.
Now it's really a public cloud that brings
abilities that are needed for a new business models.
That is one frequent question that we get from business executives
because their IT departments will push and try to deflect from the change,
they want things to remain the same.
The major challenge for IT department is gaining competences
and shifting from maintaining infrastructure to becoming more
service oriented and more business-oriented so instead of dealing
with the data center infrastructure things that
are not really relevant to business units
suddenly they have to be able to help businesses utilize
public cloud services and that requires
new competences and it can be a pushback for IT department
to try to prevent using public cloud
by businesses. CEOs, CFOs, COOs they should all care
about public cloud because it can help their business
grow and survive in this crazy market, it can help you
change your business model, it can help you change and redefine
what your business is in the end and if you need more help answering your
stubborn IT department that very specific question
contact us and we will gladly help you.
Just to be fair to IT department some of the
most ingenious innovative people we have ever met
where in the IT department so IT departments are not bad,
they are one factor in the company but some of them are very stubborn and
very traditional, they want to maintain their own
balance of power in the company, they want to be the one that
turns the light on or off but it does not make sense anymore, you need
an IT department that will support your business
and companies that are lucky to have that kind of IT department
are the ones succeeding and striving even in this crisis.
We are very happy to see when our clients
actually succeeding in this market and
being able to respond to new challenges and to new
way of doing business. Thank you, Mladen! Thank you for
watching and have a great day and we will be back with you soon! Thank you!
Have a nice day, bye!