Often the chief technical officers get stuck with the problem of how to transit their current operation to a virtualized environment most efficiently. Sifting to cloud may demand a lot of effort and involvement. When you decide to shift to cloud you need to have clear goal and strategic approach towards it. The task is often difficult for small businesses since they lack in adequate fund and manpower. But at the same time needs a speedy deployment to minimize the loss in business.
I don't know as many on the list as I know, which means I will meet new CIOs. Also, the average number of Twitter followers per CIO (2,000+ versus 300+) is much higher than on previous lists we've mentioned at the Enterprise CIO Forum. This is the best list I have seen so far....
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.