Transformation requires making big bets: EMC’s Jon Peirce – CIO

Jon Peirce was frank about the biggest driver that forced EMC, one of the largest technology providers worldwide, to transform its own IT operations: the threat of becoming irrelevant. “When IT is a monopoly you don’t have to worry,” said Peirce, senior vice president, IT at EMC at the ANZ CIO Forum.

But with a large tech savvy workplace, “If you don’t get the job done they take the matter in their own hands and work around it. “We realised if we did not do something, we will wake up at one point and find the only value we were providing to the company was… a pipeline to the internet,” he said.

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