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Cloud Adoption: 4 Human Costs
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User Rank: Apprentice
8/26/2013 | 6:25:07 PM
re: Cloud Adoption: 4 Human Costs
Nice article, Jared. I am finding similar patterns in
how changes in technology are impacting IT, specifically its need to adapt and
update the way it operates and collaborates with the rest of the organization.
I fully agree that the consumerization-of-IT has reset IT expectations; I
recently wrote a blog post on the topic, which looks at the IT department from
the perspective of becoming a profit center G㢠and whether or not this is a
viable option. If youGăÍre interested, it can be found here:
User Rank: Strategist
8/21/2013 | 10:46:29 PM
re: Cloud Adoption: 4 Human Costs
IT staffs in general are quite flexible and ready to learn new things when they associate that learning with survival. And it's occurred to many that mastering some aspect of cloud computing is a good survival tactic. I remember the enthusiasm with which Java was received as the age of the Internet dawned. Staffers were actively looking for some way to adjust to and become part of that age; Java took the data center by storm. But which type of cloud are we worrying about here? I think the main challenge is the drastic change of thinking associated with infrastructure as a service, where end users are allowed to self provision. IT should manage that process,but by implementing charge-back, responsibility for end user systems becomes a shared thing rather than just IT saying thumbs up or thumbs down.The IT/line of business interaction becomes more involved, more interactive.
David F. Carr
David F. Carr,
User Rank: Author
8/20/2013 | 3:23:03 PM
re: Cloud Adoption: 4 Human Costs
I also wondered about IT staff attitudes toward cloud (threat vs. opportunity)
D. Henschen
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
8/20/2013 | 1:51:58 PM
re: Cloud Adoption: 4 Human Costs
This article could use a bit more context on the style of cloud addressed. The reason SaaS is the type of cloud that many are interested in is that the vendor maintains and upgrades the servers and compute capacity behind the service. What's more, it maintains and upgrades the app, which is probably the more time- and cost-intensive demand than keeping servers up and running.

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