A desire for greater flexibility, efficiency, and cost savings is driving organizations to rethink their approach to technology delivery. The result is hybrid, cloud-focused, and as-a-service based. By reducing the need to own IT equipment and maintain technology in-house, organizations are freeing up resources to transform the way they operate IT and deliver new services. All of which has implications for an organization’s culture and skillset demands. In the first in a series of discussions, Hitachi Vantara’s Tom Christensen will make the case for:- ‘Modernize the Core’ philosophy, explaining how this Everything-as-a-Service model works in practical terms, - How it applies to application, data, and infrastructure modernization; - What it means for the IT department in the short-, medium, and long-term.