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Hunter Muller: Solutions-as-a-Service Will Fundamentally Disrupt the IT Status Quo, Igniting Major Transformational Change Across All Industrial Sectors
[December 04, 2017]

Hunter Muller: Solutions-as-a-Service Will Fundamentally Disrupt the IT Status Quo, Igniting Major Transformational Change Across All Industrial Sectors

WESTPORT, Conn., Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The rapid growth and adoption of Solutions-as-a-Service offerings from major cloud providers will "rock the IT universe" and revolutionize how technology executives approach technology deployments, says Hunter Muller, Founder, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, a global leader in executive thought leadership, independent research and executive career acceleration.

Hunter Muller, Founder, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

"The major cloud providers are completely prepared to disrupt and revolutionize the world of IT as we know it," says Muller. "Soon, every IT department will experience the impact of this transformational disruption."

Instead of paying for chunks of computing time, companies will buy business results directly. In a very real way, says Muller, the process of performing standard business analytics is being radically transformed. 

"Essentially, cloud providers have taken Infrastructure-as-a-Service and turned it into Solutions-as-a-Service. That means you're no longer just renting time on someone else's servers – you're buying actual business results. That's a huge difference that will fundamentally impact the IT universe. Unquestionably, it's a genuine paradigm shift," says Muller.

Muller's insights, which are drawn from extensive in-depth interviews with venture capitalists, global CIOs, and leading technology executives, demonstrates the unique peer-to-peer advisory services that separate HMG Strategy's research team from traditional technology industry research firms. "The Gartner model is nearly 40 years old and it's backwards looking," said Muller. "HMG Strategy's distinctive research methodology is based on current and forward-looking insights from CIOs who are in the trenches as well as leading VCs and technology executives."

Looking ahead, major cloud providers will bake artificial intelligence capabilities into their Solutions-as-a-Service offerings. "This will cascade into a major shift in the status quo," says Muller. Instead of attempting to hire scarce AI specialists to write code, CIOs will be helping business leaders learn how to use ready-made AI products and solutions. 

From Muller's perspective, CIOs and senior-level IT leaders must "lead, reimagine and reinvent to drive growth and create value in unprecedented times. We're experiencing a unique moment in the history of IT. We've got to embrace the challenge and prepare for an uncertain future," say Muller.   

Hunter Muller is the author of five executive leadership books based on original in-depth research: The CEO of Technology, The Big Shift in IT Leadership, Leading the Epic Revolution, On Top of the Cloud and The Transformational CIO. All five books are published by John A. Wiley & Sons, the globally respected publisher and learning company.

Throughout his career, Hunter Muller has been a trusted advisor for C-suite and senior-level executives across multiple industry verticals.

Muller also guides and directs a full-time research team that produces custom research, newsletters, blogs, executive reports, research articles, white papers and videos.

HMG Strategy is the world's largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of the 300,000-plus technology leaders in its executive network. HMG Strategy is home to the world's strongest executive leadership network. In addition to its value as a career accelerator, the network creates an independent base of knowledge and information that both unique and unparalleled.

Executive Summary

  • The emergence of Solutions-as-a-Service will fundamentally alter and transform the IT landscape.
  • The role of the modern enterprise CIO will change as cloud service models evolve and become more sophisticated.
  • Under the guidance and direction of Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy has become the world's most trusted source of independent information and knowledge for C-suite and senior-level executive leaders.

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world's largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of technology leaders. Our regional CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and online Resource Center deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent. The HMG Strategy global network consists of over 300,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. HMG Strategy's exclusive CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA) program provides top-tier technology executives with unparalleled peer-to-peer off-the-record straight talk to strengthen their decision-making capabilities and accelerate their career ascent. The CELA program is complemented by the CELA Executive Decision Support services (EDS) which connects enterprise technology executives with their contemporaries to who are able to offer their expertise, practical experience, and insights in disciplines ranging from effective C-suite communication strategies to crafting successful 1-3-5-year technology roadmaps.

Additionally, our partnerships with the world's leading search firms provide vital insights into the evolving roles of the CIO and CISO.

The HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Series offers a completely unique experience for IT executives to gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of IT, and build invaluable relationships with peers and industry experts. The HMG Strategy CISO Executive Leadership Series is designed to provide information security leaders with the insights and best practices they need to tackle the most pressing cyber security challenges facing the enterprise today and going forward.

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