The business aspects of cloud: Part 10 – 4 areas for innovation with the cloud

This entry was originally posted on the CloudSource blog in March 2012. Up until now we talked about cloud as a new way to deliver existing functionality. We discussed how to choose which applications to position where. But is cloud just a new way of delivering IT functionality? I do not believe that it is. …

The business aspects of cloud: Part 8 – Let’s Expand the Cloud Horizon

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in February 2012. In part 3 of this series we pointed out the CIO should become a “strategic service broker.” In parts 4, 5 and 6, we looked at criteria to decide which services should be delivered by the IT department itself and which could be …

The business aspects of cloud: Part 7 – A cloud computing case study from ACME Corp.

This entry was originally posted on the CloudSource blog in February 2012. In part 4 we looked at criteria to decide which application to locate where, in part 5 we discussed single-tenancy versus multi-tenancy, and in part 6 we looked at different types of clouds we could use to host specific services. Let’s now try …

The business aspects of Cloud: Part 5 – Do you need multi-tenancy?

This entry was originally published in January 2012 on the CloudSource blog. In part 4 of this series I described how to assess applications and decide whether they should be hosted in a private cloud or a public cloud. One aspect I did not address was the one of multi-tenancy. Let me take a sidestep …

The business aspects of cloud: Part 4 – Core versus context services

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in January 2012 In part 3, I talked about the importance for the CIO to become a strategic service broker. I mentioned the CIO will have to decide whether a service resides within the enterprise or is sourced from a public cloud. Let’s take a moment …

The business aspects of cloud: Part 3 – The strategic service broker

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog in January 2012 Remember, at the end of part 1, we highlighted that the business expects IT to be able to respond faster and address variable demands and to provide easy access to the appropriate information provided by internal systems or available on the Internet. All-the-while, …

The business aspects of Cloud: Part 2 – When the Papy-Boom gets involved

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource blog on January 2012 We all are well aware of the dramas of World War II, and of the many people that lost their lives in that global conflict. In the years following this conflict, many children were born and the population saw extreme growth. We call …

The business aspects of Cloud: Part 1 – Responding to Megatrends

This entry was originally posted on the CloudSource blog on December 2011 Often I receive questions about why a larger enterprise, having its own IT department, should seriously look at cloud as a way to complement and transform its operations. So, I decided to write a blog on the subject, but it appeared quickly that …

Cloud computing no longer just a CIO issue as it grabs attention of the C-Suite

This entry was originally published on the CloudSource Blog in November 2011 As you know, I have the opportunity to meet with CIO’s on a regular basis. Many of them start realizing the transformative nature of cloud computing.  I have posted several blogs focused on the potential cloud computing has to radically change the IT …