Jerry Bishop, CIO of Technology Managed Services at Sungard Higher Education, prepared a terrific slide presentation that in detail walks through his (and presumably others') decision to move to cloud services instead of building a new data center. Perhaps, this rich presentation can help you on along the path to cloud computing.
Jerry also write a blog called thehigheredcio.com.
Click here for the show.
Here's "The Decision" content on slide 28 to whet your appetite:
--"Do NOT Build New Data Center
--Not Strategic to College’s Mission
--35yr Breakeven Too Long
--Other Capital and Space Needs are Priorities
--Do NOT Build Shared Data Center w/ UWEC
--Extend Colocation for 12 months
--Simplification, Consolidation & Preserving Options
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