Desks aren't what they used to be — few sit at a broad expanse of polished wood, swing their arms around to confirm they've got plenty of space, and get to work. A lot of office workers are dealing with smaller cubicles or slices of an open-floor seating arrangement, but their computing demands did not shrink with their personal work space.
Delivering unique, high-quality products and services is no guarantee of success in this global and digital economy. Established enterprises vie with new digital startups in markets that demand greater innovation and quality at a lower cost. Organizations must be flexible to exploit the rapid development of new products in response to constant technological change. They must stay ahead while managing risk and cost. They must balance modernization with the preservation of mission-critical resources.