Very comprehensive IT service blog, agree, how to leverage speed and governance is tough part for IT today, most of IT organizations still stick to industrial speed, with legacy stystem and beaucratic process, slow to change, though cloud concept is not completely new, it's an evolutionary solution reaching its maturity in recent years, accompanied with other technology trend such as mobile and social.
IT need play as service broker to speed up, besides technology, how to set up guideline and policy to educate business about potential risk from shadow IT, those are all things IT need learn fast.
The 46 votes across chief marketing officer, chief financial officer, chief digital officer and other are roughly equal. The other category is the most interesting and JD Irving CIO Martin Davis offer this explanation why he cast his vote this way:
I promised you a part II to my 2015 predictions and here they are. In part I, I focused largely on the cloud and many of its moving parts. I am a little more expansive here. As always, let me know what you think.
How can you match up the promise of the cloud with the twin goals of reducing costs and enhancing customer responsiveness? From afar, it seems easy, but reality can be entiurely another matter. Here are a few pointers to help you accomplish your goals as you transition to the environment of the future.
Start by developing your future target environment
It’s all about “Platform as a Service” these days. But juxtaposed to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), what does PaaS mean, and how do you make the right choice for a given application? I see at least two different kind of PaaS environments addressing different scenarios and needs. It’s important, when embarking on the development and/or migration of an application to a cloud environment, to thoroughly think through which PaaS environment to use.
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.