I think most if all CIOs have ruled out technology for technology's sake although I suppose such initiatives are being launched every day. We would be unlikely to know since enterprises don't exactly advertise their IT failures. In age of tight dollars and using only what is demanded, it's hard to imagine millions being poured into IT projects.
The emphasis these days seems to be more focused on business projects which, most often, have an IT element.
Interesting comparision, CIO's priorities may still be consistent with last year's, focus on business, end customer, innovation, and enforce finance and governance discipline, but compare to last couple of years, with maturity of SMAC technologies, CIOs could be better equipped to achive more via well defined KPIs. thanks.
Infrastructure teams tend to think shorter term and as a consequence are often ill-suited to lead cloud migrations. How do I know? I've had contact with three customers recently where the marching orders were to move quickly and invest as little as possible in the migration. The goal was to reduce costs move by shuttering data centers and manage multiple suppliers.
Imagine having thousands of applications to put into the cloud. What are the steps to taking on such a massive project? Well, this is what I told a customer who informed me that he had five thousand apps to migrate into the cloud. I suggested a six step approach.
1) Understand the vision, establish the priorities
I don't agree with David Linthicum's post in InfoWorld that contends the IaaS and PaaS markets will no longer support smaller providers. He also argues that the little guys will have to exit those markets and find something else to do.
While getting into the cloud fast can seem attractive, a deliberate step-by-step approach is the wisest course. Rushing to the cloud without considering all its implications is not a good idea. So here are five steps to consider as you evaluate cloud options.
Companies are adopting the cloud as they realize more and more benefits. Few jump in whole hog based on the cloud hype and there's been plenty of that. Still, as the cloud becomes more mainstream, new terms crop up.