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Bimodal IT and Your Data Protection Wake-Up Call [New White Paper]

By Dell-Michael G

Plus, you could spend a lot of time innovating, then find out you innovated in the wrong direction, like tracks.jpg-550x0http://intellyx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tracks.jpg-550x0-250x146.jpg 250w, http://intellyx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tracks.jpg-550x0-50x29.jpg 50w, http://intellyx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/tracks.jpg-550x0.jpg 550w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />one of my university customers who started down the path of experimenting. “No matter what you say about the millennial crowd being digital natives,” he said, “as soon as they get on campus they start screwing up their own IT, then everybody else’s IT. They do things that no dorm room was ever designed to support. Then, at 9:00 at night, suddenly everybody is streaming movies, and three quarters of them are streaming wirelessly.” You’ve got to innovate far and fast to stay ahead of a user community like university students. And sometimes you just need fatter pipe more than you need innovation.

Prominent among the naysayers is analyst Jason Bloomberg, who considers Bimodal IT “Gartner’s recipe for disaster.” Traditional IT is worthy of innovation, he believes, and going Bimodal is like giving up on traditional IT just because innovation there seems hard to come by. Besides, it’s asking for a brain drain from the boring, eternal work of keeping data flowing smoothly to the whiz-bang frontiers of IT innovation.

Will Bimodal IT ever catch on? Maybe not. You can argue that it departs so far from traditional IT activity that nobody will take it seriously.

Read the entire article at http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/data-protection/b/weblog/archive/2016/05/19/bimodal-it-and-your-data-protection-wake-up-call-new-white-paper

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.