The tech ‘fit’ debate: Universal tech in a couture IT world

At VMworld Phoummala Schmitt and Theresa Miller were interviewed on The Cube.  We discussed where our careers started, our goals, what we do, and some of our thoughts on VMWorld 2017.  You won’t want to miss the write-up and discussion!

Technology advancements may be too much of a good thing for business environments unequipped to assimilate them. The slow adoption of analytics tech, for example, is primarily due to cultural barriers for 62 percent of companies surveyed in a recent report from SAS Institute Inc. Another 25 percent of businesses say lack of internal expertise and resources is the biggest hurdle to cloud adoption, according to RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud Survey.

“It has to match the culture and the fit of the business or you won’t be successful with any IT [information technology] project,” said Theresa Miller (pictured, left), founder of 24×7 IT Connection LLC. Miller joined Phoummala Schmitt (pictured, right), infrastructure lead at health insurance provider Independence Blue Cross (a subsidiary of Independence Health Group Inc.), during an interview at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Information technology can go either way, Miller and Schmitt explained to Stu Miniman (@stu) and Lisa Martin (@LisaDaliMartin), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio. Thrusting far into the cloud-native future or hanging back on mainframes, one is better than the other only in context of a particular organization, they both stated(* Disclosure below.)

This week theCUBE spotlights Phoummala Schmitt and Theresa Miller in our Women in Tech feature.  To get the rest of the story click here.



In case you are interested in some of the other talks from VMworld, they can be found here.