Intelligent CIO North America Issue 8 - Page 7

EDITOR ’ S NOTE

Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO magazine for the North America region . This month ’ s cover story highlights how Digital . ai has transformed options for IT processes for trucking and logistics company Schneider . Now its teams can use services without needing extensive onboarding , additional access or time-consuming approvals .

Shaleen Devgun , CIO at Schneider , told us : “ Digital Transformation is a key driver of Schneider ’ s strategy and ability to remain competitive . Transformation is occurring in all areas across the enterprise , and tech has moved into a very strategic position to drive transformation through automation .
“ Orchestrating our release process has made a huge impact on the work we do and Digital . ai ’ s Release and Deploy solutions have played a key role in unlocking accelerated software delivery as part of our DevOps transformation .” Turn to p56 to find out more .
Elsewhere , we look at how Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center has modernized its network architecture with Infoblox . Modernizing network infrastructure and upgrading to a simplified , subscription-based solution became top priorities for the Gaylord team . It decided to work with Infoblox to scale for future growth .
Network Specialist , Nova Mtunga , who is responsible for managing and protecting the Gaylord Palms massive network , told us : “ Our team is constantly met with deadlines and time-sensitive projects . The Infoblox team has worked with us every step of the way and has consulted with us on designing the best , customized solution that we knew would meet our new objectives .
“ Infoblox technology just works so that our team can focus on priority tasks and drive innovation and the best experience for our guests and customers .” Turn to p61 to find out more .
In this month ’ s Trending , we look at how F5 ’ s seventh annual State of Application Strategy report shows how the pandemic has advanced Digital Transformation across the world , with increased emphasis on AI , telemetry and multi-cloud deployments . The report tells us that COVID-19 has catalyzed the speed and depth of the world ’ s Digital Transformation efforts .
“ The COVID-19 pandemic has vastly accelerated a global Digital Transformation that was already underway . Progress that might normally have taken a decade has leapt forward in a single year ,” says Lori MacVittie , Principal Technical Evangelist , Office of the CTO at F5 . You can discover more about the report on p23 .
Don ’ t forget you can read daily news updates at https :// www . intelligentcio . com / north-america /. I ’ d like to wish you a good month ahead and please enjoy the read !
Mark Bowen Editor
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