Looking at Clouds from Both Sides Now

InformationWeek and Interop want to understand more about your experiences and thoughts on cloud computing.

James M. Connolly, Contributing Editor and Writer

June 24, 2019

1 Min Read
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Apologies to two of my favorite 1960s artists, Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins, but I couldn't resist the headline.

Yes, we are looking at clouds, but not the white, puffy kind whose shapes and shifts bring dreams and inspiration. We're talking about the clouds that drive hard business decisions, and sometimes inspire new ways to satisfy customers.

The InformationWeek and Interop teams are exploring the roles that cloud computing -- specifically infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) -- plays in enterprise information technology.

We hope to capture your opinions and your organization's thoughts on how you are using the cloud, how it is working for your organization, which providers are doing the job for you, and where cloud services are a fit for you and where on-premise technology is the better solution.

If you have 10 minutes to spare, please share your opinions and your experience with cloud services.

Tell us about your cloud usage and optimization strategies? How do you strike the balance between the benefits (cost, flexibility and speed) with concerns like security and management? 

You could win one of five $50 Amazon gift cards, and you can opt in to receive the results of the survey in an upcoming in-depth report. The survey is completely confidential, and all data will be reported in aggregate.

Take the survey http://sgiz.mobi/s3/2019StateofCloud.

Now, while you're completing the survey, why not start your week with some nice background sounds about clouds:

Joni Mitchell

Judy Collins

 

About the Author(s)

James M. Connolly

Contributing Editor and Writer

Jim Connolly is a versatile and experienced freelance technology journalist who has reported on IT trends for more than three decades. He was previously editorial director of InformationWeek and Network Computing, where he oversaw the day-to-day planning and editing on the sites. He has written about enterprise computing, data analytics, the PC revolution, the evolution of the Internet, networking, IT management, and the ongoing shift to cloud-based services and mobility. He has covered breaking industry news and has led teams focused on product reviews and technology trends. He has concentrated on serving the information needs of IT decision-makers in large organizations and has worked with those managers to help them learn from their peers and share their experiences in implementing leading-edge technologies through such publications as Computerworld. Jim also has helped to launch a technology-focused startup, as one of the founding editors at TechTarget, and has served as editor of an established news organization focused on technology startups at MassHighTech.

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