From the Inventor of the Term "Resource Cloud"

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12.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Few would disagree that the Cloud computing frenzy of the last year has put more, not less, pressure on the IT organization.   Much of this focus has been on the Public vs. Private Cloud debate, but what we are really witnessing here is the dawn of a new era in IT management. For the last thirty years or so, since the earliest days of client-server computing, IT organizations have essentially run exactly the same way, desperately trying to keep their arms around an ever growing environment.  This includes growth in quantity and complexity of equipment, growth in applications, and growth in the level of significance to the business - and hence the demands from the business. The IT organization's (wholly justified) need to retain control essentially came down to this simple maxim "if we let you play with it, you'll b... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Computing: Why You’re Expecting Too Much from the Cloud

Cloud computing has so much potential - and has been the subject of so much hype - that it seems to some like a panacea. Information security will no longer be an issue; storage will be limitless; processing power will be immense; and total cost-efficiency will finally become a reality. Much of the promise of the cloud is true, but not all of it - especially for enterprises. The fact is, enterprise clouds must serve organizations. And organizations are messy. People, policies and conflicting priorities can threaten any major business initiative. Cloud implementations are no exce... (more)