Intel Corporation (INTC) March 06, 2012 12:00 pm ET Executives Diane M. Bryant - Chief Information Officer and Vice President Mario Müller - Derek Chan - Unknown Executive - Alex Rodriguez - Presentation Operator Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Diane Bryant, Intel Vice President and General Manager, Data Center and Connected Systems Group. Diane M. Bryant
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Yes, the number of innovations in new usages is quite impressive, that pace of innovation in new usages, new services, new capabilities that are being delivered, both services to the consumer side, as well as to business. If you think about it, right, we used to have a bank in every town, then we had an ATM machine on every corner, and now we have a banking solution on our smartphone in our pockets, just a massive breadth of new usages and new capabilities.Another great industry that has shown remarkable innovation, completely transforming itself, thanks to technology innovation, is the automotive industry. You may have heard last week, Intel announced at the Mobile World Conference a $100 million venture capital fund to fuel the innovation around the automotive industry. Automobiles are becoming your yet another mobile device-consuming services on the go. So whether these services are for consumers, whether these services are for business, whether it's for entertainment, for convenience, for improved productivity, they all require a connection back to the Data Center. They all drive and fuel Data Center growth. On the IT side of the house, the IT -- enterprise IT is transforming itself once again. I just last month finished a 4-year stint as Intel's CIO. And just in those 4 years that I was CIO, I saw remarkable change in the role that IT plays. And IT transforms itself every 6 to 8 year, so this is nothing new. But what I saw over those 4 years in IT is a dramatic shift in the role that IT plays. The old days of IT being a support organization, delivering services to the business, to a standard Service Level Agreement, homogeneous services independent of what the line of business is, IT is the organization that keeps the network up and closes the books each quarter, those days are gone.
Today, IT is truly inextricably linked with the business. IT delivers the business solutions. IT delivers the scale to the business to allow top line growth, and IT delivers the efficiency and the automation and the speed to deliver bottom line growth to the company. So the pace of the business is continuing to increase worldwide 24/7 real-time decision-making, all automated, all online. It's very clear, that businesses today rely on IT more than ever, again, driving the demands on the Data Center, driving demands on IT infrastructure.And so all this translates to scale. IT must scale. Again, whether you're talking about the public cloud service providers or business -- core business enterprise IT or telco or high performance computing, the scientific side of the house, they all require the same capabilities. They all require the same scale. They all require the same innovation. We have to continue to deliver greater responsiveness, pure performance, being there, responsive on-demand capabilities. Energy efficiency power is and will continue to be a constraint in the buildout, so a focus on energy efficiency is demanded across the entire spectrum of data centers. Security, we're living in an environment where the security threats just continue to rise. Having the confidence of end-to-end security and knowing that your corporation's data and personal identifiable information of your employees and consumers and customers is safe, is key. Self-service, IT has got to be intuitive, easy to use, available, complete transformation in the way those services are delivered, whether it's consumer or business. And then, of course, it's all about scale in a balanced fashion across the Data Center. So it's scale across servers, but as well storage and network. So that balanced environment, that balanced scale of continuing to deliver more and more to our customers. Read the rest of this transcript for free on seekingalpha.com