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IT infrastructure and applications can overcome frenemy status

The goals of IT infrastructure and modern applications can be at odds. While infrastructure is geared for stability, performance and security, modern apps are about speed, agility and innovation.

Applications need IT infrastructure at their foundation to operate correctly.

But the goals of IT infrastructure and modern applications can be at odds. While infrastructure is geared for stability, performance and security, modern, cloud-based apps are often about speed, agility and innovation. The situation can worsen when an enterprise’s houses legacy infrastructure tries to meet the needs of modern-day, cloud-based apps.

How the business can use IT infrastructure to meet the needs of the business for innovation and revenue-generating apps:

The goals of IT infrastructure and modern applications can be at odds.

 

In this podcast with Scott Robinson, an IT pro in the healthcare industry, we discuss how IT infrastructure and applications can work together to achieve reliable IT infrastructure without sacrificing the need for speed and new ways of working. The podcast ends with some tips for bringing legacy IT infrastructure more in line with modern, cloud-based and data-intensive applications.

Click on the podcast above to learn about tips for turning IT infrastructure and modern applications into friends rather than frenemies.

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Lauren Horwitz is the managing editor of Cisco.com, where she covers the IT infrastructure market and develops content strategy. Previously, Horwitz was a senior executive editor in the Business Applications and Architecture group at TechTarget;, a senior editor at Cutter Consortium, an IT research firm; and an editor at the American Prospect, a political journal. She has received awards from American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), a min Best of the Web award and the Kimmerling Prize for best graduate paper for her editing work on the journal article "The Fluid Jurisprudence of Israel's Emergency Powers.”

Scott Robinson

Scott Robinson is an enterprise architect and AI consultant with a 25-year history in business intelligence, analytics, and content management in the healthcare and logistics industries. He is currently CIO of the GlenMill Group, a research consortium providing new AI technology and infrastructure for enterprise applications and services.