The Vision of Next Generation IT: Learning from Facebook

March 23, 2012 Appirio

Sara Campbell

It’s a well-known story and global obsession–the startup founded in a Harvard University dorm room that quickly grew to become the world’s largest social networking site. The popularity, growth and momentum of Facebook’s business are unparalleled and so are the IT practices that enable more than 850 million active users to harness the power and unprecedented collaboration of Facebook.

Having worked with Facebook since early 2010, Appirio has had the pleasure of partnering with Facebook to reimagine what is possible with technology. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with key members of the Facebook team to understand what a “cloud first” mentality means for the IT team delivering business transformation at Facebook.

Facebook CIO Tim Campos shares his vision about the next generation of IT enabled by the cloud.

The Facebook team explains why they needed a partner to move as quickly as their business.

From a global ad sales application to a custom recruiting and HR application to a consigned materials app that manages data center inventory to make sure Facebook is “always up”, Facebook shares first hand how they partnered with Appirio to change the way they do business.

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