Frank Modruson has a thing for better, faster, cheaper. As CIO of business and IT service provider Accenture, that's what he wants to deliver to his internal customers and what they in turn promise to their clients. "I'm a big believer in technology and a big believer that technology helps the business in a lot of ways," Modruson says. "But it needs to be better, faster or cheaper. If you hit all three, it starts to get very compelling."
In the last few years, cloud computing has gotten very compelling for Accenture.
Modruson's first foray into the cloud was a Software-as-a-Service recruiting system five years ago. Today, Accenture has two dozen applications in the cloud. He's made moves to prepare the organization for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), introducing a single IP network for voice and data and aggressively pursuing server, database and storage virtualization in the corporate data center. And that's just a start, he says.
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