A Unum Case Study: Successful IT Transformation to Business Relevance

David W. Fitzgerald, Director of Distributed Infrastructure Services, Unum
Join us to learn how Unum, one of the world's largest benefits providers, transformed their IT Operations to a strategic, cost effective cloud services organization. This webinar will cover the transformation journey at Unum that went well beyond increased adoption of virtualization and included new collaboration models and a private cloud architecture made possible by CA Process Automation & Orchestration.
Jul 25 2012
67 mins
A Unum Case Study: Successful IT Transformation to Business Relevance
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