The Increased Costs of Data Center Downtime and Best Practices to Prevent It

The Increased Costs of Data Center Downtime and Best Practices to Prevent It

According to a recent Emerson Network Power survey, 60 percent of CIOs say they are aligned with business demands. That means 40 percent aren’t – and that’s alarming. If IT has become a critical business asset—and would anyone argue it hasn’t?—then why do 42 percent of CIOs believe they are considered nothing more than “IT service providers” within their organizations? What does the increasing reliance on IT mean for the CIO of the future? How are their roles changing, and what skills will the next generation of CIOs need to ensure their voice is as valued as their IT systems? In this webcast, Blake Carlson, vice president of global strategy and business development for Emerson Network Power’s Avocent business, and Ari Lightman, director of the CIO Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, will address these questions and share their thoughts on the evolution of the CIO’s role and the challenges and opportunities facing the CIO of the future.