Remember my post on whether shareholders are driving the CIO's IT strategy? This is what came to mind as I was reading the article on the CFO's Journey to the Cloud by Gerri Gold, Vice President of Global Sales, Business Development and Asset Management, HP Financial Services. “By developing a financial roadmap to complement the CIO's technology roadmap, CFOs can maximize the benefits of cloud for their organizations,” says Gold. You will also see some of the thoughts that I have already shared in the context of the CIO and the CFO roles called out in this article. It provides valuable insight into key steps that enterprises can take to bridge the gap between the financial and technology worlds within the enterprises.
The thoughts reinforced in this article are:
Additionally, Gold also highlights the following 3 points:
HP has taken the lead in helping CFOs understand the benefits and risks of transformational technologies, such as cloud computing. As part of that initiative, HP Financial Services has organized a series of roundtable events that focus on defining what a cloud environment could mean for their businesses and respective area of responsibility.
So, here is a simple test:
If the answer to either question is zero, this article is for you. If the answer to both questions is more than zero, I look forward to your comment on what has worked for you.