CIOs

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Everything-as-a-Service may be exactly what CIOs need

  • CIOs are increasingly taking ownership of more business outcomes and being held accountable for more boardroom priorities.
  • The “everything-as-a-service” model is ideally the end game of the CIO
  • Lenovo’s TruScale does it under a single, scalable, pay-as-you-grow solution.

The role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) continues to evolve with more technologies being brought into the workplace. In the past CIOs, were just tasked of ensuring the IT services work properly. Today, they are business builders that are tasked with driving the complete technology value chain.

In fact, PwC reports that 93% of CIOs see themselves as responsible for company-wide strategy. From advancing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals, to future-proofing the business, CIOs are increasingly taking ownership of more business outcomes and being held accountable for more boardroom priorities.

As such, CIOs need to have the right tools with them to be empowered to make the right decisions. And this is where companies like Lenovo come in. Their solutions and services offerings are designed to provide CIOs with easier ways to manage I.T. so that they are freed up to focus on more strategic imperatives.

The “everything-as-a-service” model is ideally the end game of the CIO. Not only does it simplify technology decision-making, Lenovo’s TruScale does it under a single, scalable, pay-as-you-grow solution. Leveraging global perspectives coupled with local insights and cross-industry expertise, I.T. decision-makers are supported with solutions that meet their needs and solve key pain points for their business.

For example, fully-managed infrastructure solutions provide the advantages of an on-premises cloud environment along with the peace of mind around data management in a hybrid environment.

Speaking at a media virtual roundtable, Ivan Cheung, Regional General Manager for Lenovo Central Asia Pacific said the company is well-positioned to empower organizations in future-readying their IT infrastructure from the pocket to the cloud to address more complex technological challenges.

“Our goal is to enable CIOs across the Asia Pacific to take up the mantle of leadership that they are called to, innovate for the future, and drive tangible business results. We expect to continue driving strong vertical growth across manufacturing, education, retail and more,” added Cheung.

At the same time, the demand for ESG-related services is also on the rise. Research shows that 50% of consumers consider sustainability an important purchase criterion and differentiator. As one of the first PC manufacturers to bring this type of carbon compensation service to the IT industry, Lenovo developed its CO2 Offset Service as a solution for its customers to help them meet their own environmental goals.

Interestingly, Cheung also highlighted that the global supply chain crisis has not really affected their operations. This is due to their years of experience in the industry in making sure that there is sufficient supply for their products.