Assuring security is one IT's primary roles when it comes to the cloud. But the business case for the cloud has to be made first and foremost. Security can be the deal breaker, but is not usually the reason an enterprise would move an app to the cloud.
Just doing it seems to be in favor these days. The dial has moved in its favor so perhaps a little less analysis. You have throw time and opportunity into the mix. Things move fast in the digital world.
My question would be who drives cloud computing in most enterprises? This post assumes IT does. In this week's #CIOchat, we ask who drives cloud computing in most organizations - the business side or IT. Here's the preview post.
Increasingly, the cloud is looking like more of business decision in the enterprise than one driven by IT.
Said one vendor executive in a story at CIO.com about federal CIOs wanting more assurances in software license agreements: "I think it's imperative that the decision isn't just handed to the IT team. It can't just be an IT decision."
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.
Over the last couple months, the same discussion keeps popping up over and over again. It started last August at a cloud introduction workshop I ran for an insurance company. I talked about the need to manage the service portfolio and highlighted the importance of a proper governance between business and IT. One of the attendees complained that the business had no understanding of the cost associated with the development of new services.