Navigating the Treacherous Terrain of IT Transformation

IT Transformation journey

The path to IT Transformation can be daunting and full of pitfalls. As we imagine it in the interactive infographic below, it’s a journey that takes you from the pinnacles of Planning to the outer reaches of Optimizing and beyond.

Click on the mountains below for a primer on all aspects of the IT Transformation journey, including thought-provoking articles from Forbes, CIO and ComputerWeekly.

Along the way, watch out for the IT Sprawl Pits and the Migration Quagmire. And definitely avoid the Valley of the Shrinking Budget. Detours like those can stop you in your tracks.

With the right guidance, you can navigate the treacherous world of IT Transformation and reach your destination unscathed.

Once you’ve explored the infographic, learn even more with our ebook, “The CIO’s Survival Guide to IT Transformation.”

And when you’re ready to venture into the world of IT Transformation, we’re here to help. Our Professional Services team has successfully guided many travelers along this journey — and we can do the same for you.

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Jaret Chiles joined Rackspace in 2007 as a resident expert in the area of cloud adoption and information security. In 2012 he helped pioneer and lead a specialized solution architecture team that is leveraged for Rackspace’s most complex and transformational client opportunities in addition to developing other startup teams for new Rackspace offerings. In 2016 Jaret joined the North Americas Professional Services division to drive scale and focus helping clients through transformational journeys to modern platforms and operational models. These services include large scale data center consolidation and transition planning, big data, application, and DevOps transformation in addition to many other enabling services to help clients adopt and grow a managed hosting environment. Jaret has been designing, implementing and supporting technical solutions for enterprise clientele for more than 18 years. He graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi with a BS in Computer Science in addition to a number of technical certifications.


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