The private cloud, Stan, would still be a service. However, hybrid cloud also embraces homegrown data centers as part of the mix. I can't think of another department other than IT that would oversee those. It's never all or nothing. IT would still have territory even as service brokering becomes a bigger part of its role.
I usually agree with iou, Jamal, but time 'working' is not the measure of success. Working 80-100 hours a week is nuts for most people. Working hard, yes...but that doesn't mean inspiration and great ideas are spawned in the office or 'at work.' There absolutely is a thing called working smarter.
I guess "Converged Infrastructure for Intelligent IT Leaders" as a title would have lacked sizzle. The fact is we've gotten a lot of requests for Converged Infrastructure for Dummies - 2nd edition. There's huge interest in converged infrastructure and a steep learning curve. Thanks for hammering away on the topic, Duncan.
Cloud computing is growing up, according to my 2014 outlook forecasts. It has reached the point where the cloud is commonplace, but that doesn't mean companies have maxed out of their cloud potential. Quite the opposite.
It's that time again when I make my forecasts for the new year. Sometimes, my predictions work out, sometimes not. Here's 10 topics that will be front and center for CIOs in 2014. What do you think I overlooked? Anyway, here goes.
While legal and technical aspects of the cloud journey are important, the first consideration is what will run on that cloud.
Recently, I was presenting to the IT strategy team of a large enterprise. I talked about the journey to cloud, what are the things you should review and what decisions should you take. Very quickly, the discussion boiled down to technology and legal aspects.
A good year ago I was in Quebec, and let me disclose something here … speaking French, I’m really welcome out there. We had a wonderful time. One of the customers we met was a local bank. Their IT team wanted to experiment with cloud and we convinced them that cloud enabling their development environment made a lot of sense.