CW500: Datacentre transformation

CW500: Datacentre transformation

In this CW500 Club event, IT leaders that have undertaken large datacentre projects shared their experiences.

IT departments are often caught up in a dilemma when it comes to datacentre management. Demands for storage and processing power continuously increase, while budgets are nearly flat. Meanwhile, new technology models, such as virtualisation and cloud computing, are offering radical new ways to deliver datacentre services.

In such a scenario, what should the CIO do? How can an organisation ensure that a datacentre transformation improves service levels, meets user needs and cuts costs?

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CW500: How transforming a datacentre can transform your business

Colin Rees, IT director at Domino's Pizza, and Josko Grljevic, IS director of, reveal how transforming their IT departments transformed their businesses. Read the full story here

Download copies of the speaker presentations

Josko Grljevic, IS Director of, explains how the on-line train ticket retailer cut its IT costs dramatically by virtualising its datacentre and moving IT services into the cloud. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

Colin Rees, IT Director at Domino’s Pizza explains how a project to move the company data centre into the cloud, has transformed its online business. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

John Rakowski, advisor and analyst at Forrester Research, offers five tips on optimising and managing company datacentres. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

Buyer’s Guide to datacentres

IT departments are grappling with the challenges of virtualisation, driving business growth, new datacentre designs, and the impact of environmental regulations. This nine-page guide gives essential advice to CIOs and senior IT professionals looking to maximise the potential of their datacentres.

Click here to download the Buyer’s Guide to datacentres.

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