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."
What's amazing is that some companies don't follow this common sense advice. It boils down to a culture of discipline and the people. What's interesting is that some of top research firms are pushing "faith-base apps" where you take a chance (not religious apps) and bypass the usual vetting. Where is the break between two much study and analysis and just doing it?
My longtime friend and colleague Charlie Cooper (@coopeydoop) suggested the following #CIOchat question a few weeks ago: "How long before CIOs lose their fears about the security in moving their data to the cloud?"
It's a good question, but I anticipated many of the CIOs in our weekly #CIOchat would respond that no one in the enterprise should ever lose their fears about security. The inference of the question as constructed is that adopting the cloud outweighs security concerns.
When you say cloud requires new skills and knowledge, I assume that means within IT, not the user community. How aware should users be that they are in the cloud or should it simply be transparent to the users of the cloud apps?
is it to transition 350 of a planned 1,000+ employees to an efficient, agile,
responsive, secure, mobile, recoverable virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)? One that can be customized for individual end
users, and managed centrally by a state government agency with limited
financial and labor resources?