Folks, let's not overreact here. First of all, this is a commentary, not a news story, and it's clearly labeled Commentary. So by definition this piece represents someone's point of view. It's not a reported story. Second, we've clearly indicated what the author's vested interests are, in her bio at the bottom of the story. It's up to the reader to decide how much credence he or she wants to give to Kenandy's POV given her vested interests.
That said, these kinds of Commentaries remain the exception on InformationWeek.com. We don't publish a lot of proposed articles from vendors, specifically in cases where they're thinly veiled ads. We thought this Commentary was different. Kurtzig is well respected industry-wide. And we thought she had something to say. If you don't agree with what she says, that's of course your right -- and we welcome your feedback and disagreement in this Comments section. That's what it's for.
I've talked with lots of CIOs who are not ready now to consider moving their ERP apps to the cloud. But many of them say they're starting to consider such a move. So it's not a ridiculous proposition. It's worth discussing and debating.
As for Sacalpha1's offer to write for InformationWeek, why don't you drop me an email and propose such a piece? If you have something to say and the first-hand experience to say it with conviction, contact me. How about you write the counter-Commentary to the above piece, drawing on your experiences? You'll find that InformationWeek isn't "getting worse and worse" but will hold you to a very high standard.