As any IT administrator or CIO will tell you, the technologies they’re required to understand, evaluate and implement are evolving at a breakneck pace.

Open-source infrastructure-management, software-defined networking, software-as-a-service, bring your own device, and cloud-based repositories and utilities, are just a few of the hot-button trends and technologies that are increasingly defining IT’s new norm.

In the article, “Next-generation IT infrastructure,” courtesy of McKinsey & Company, the authors survey the evolving IT landscape and address IT executives’ high-priority objectives and related concerns, and discuss some of the emerging technologies’ innate strengths and challenges.

From the article: “As standard IT improvements near a breaking point, it’s no wonder that many IT infrastructure leaders have started to look for more transformative options, including next-generation IT infrastructure (NGI)—a highly automated platform for the delivery of IT infrastructure services built on top of new and open technologies such as cloud computing. NGI promises leaner organizations that rely more on cloud-provider-level hardware and software efficiencies. In addition, NGI facilitates better support of new business needs opened up by big data, digital customer outreach, and mobile applications.”

Also worth noting, our portfolio of Xerox ConnectKey multifunction printers, first introduced in early 2013, is on the cutting-edge of embedded-device technology that seamlessly integrates with companies’ evolving IT infrastructures. Visit the ConnectKey section of Xerox.com to learn more.

I encourage you to read the piece in its entirety and return here to share your feedback.

As always, thanks for reading.