Cloud Computing: 5 Things You Should Know!

In one recent flight I was fortunate enough to find myself with a nice Technology and Market Trends publication in my hands. One small article, specifically discussing cloud computing, called my attention, in which the following were discussed as “5 Things your CIO wants you to know right now”:

1. Implementing cloud computing will not automatically reduce the IT budget but it will provide the advantage of flexibility needed to grow and keep up with the current technology demands.

2. Planning is now measured in months, not years. Technology has dramatically increased the pace at which companies add capacity to deploy new solutions

3. Incremental change doesn’t work anymore. What works best is to dedicate a significant part of the organization to make the full transformation to cloud computing and virtualization, and use it as a template for other teams

4. Don’t be scared of the public cloud. Today’s public cloud is more secure than many non-cloud solutions of the past

5. Don’t wait. Your competitors are acting now and that’s giving them a competitive edge

(Source: Chuck Hollis, Global Marketing CTO, EMC Corp.)

What are your thoughts? How do you see these implemented at your organizations? Better yet, are you directly involved in any cloud / virtualization projects? How to do deal with reality vs. expectations?

Comments welcome!

Francis Cordon is an Industry and Company Expert in ITSM. He is passionate and humble with a great style for teaching and explaining complex information.





1 Comment

  1. eplaced

    A couple of comments regarding points 1 and 4.
    1. Most of CFOs prefer the “cloud computing” cost model as it’s more flexible, variable and adaptive to the business demand changes. Additionally, it’s considered OpEx and not CapEx, what they usually prefer.
    4. Where is your money safer? Under your mattress or in the bank? I see this is quite similar with your data. It’s a matter of perception, but cloud providers usually have much better security policies than most of the companies.
    Thanks Francis. Great Post!