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siersema
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siersema,
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11/30/2011 | 10:39:45 PM
re: Cloud Computing's Unintended Consequences
I see two types of cloud computing. One I term Cloud Resources - that is the CPU and storage = IaaS. This requires support from IT (or some talented technology savvy business users) for installing software, patching, etc. The second is Business Services - something the Business User can purchase without any IT support until it becomes mission critical and hand off to IT to continue. Since the cost of many SaaS applications is billed monthly and the cost is low, IT never finds out about the services being consumed. Another issues, as AABC000 point out, are around the transpancy of the cloud providers. Cloud Security Alliance and NIST adopted a CSC developed standard called Cloud Trust Protocol. It is worth reading and understanding all facets of cloud transparency - http://www.csc.com/cloud/insig...
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AABC000,
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11/30/2011 | 3:53:20 PM
re: Cloud Computing's Unintended Consequences
This appears to be written to push the case for cloud computing. None of the major IT organizations are ready to reveal the revenues from cloud. Cloud may be good for a small set up but for large organization there are lot of things that need to be considered, ownership of data, privacy, security, Service Level Agreements, Incident Management etc. The entire picture looks gloomy to me on a cloud(y) day.
pcalento011
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11/30/2011 | 1:09:50 PM
re: Cloud Computing's Unintended Consequences
Could further IT commoditization be another unintended consequence? There's an interesting argument brewing over whether Big Data (i.e. related to your analytics bullet is going to usurp cloud computing as the transformational IT trend of the day (http://bit.ly/vKo362). I think overall, though, the biggest impact of the cloud isn't cost or performance, but the resulting service orientation that has been long talked about, but seldom followed-through on. --Paul Calento


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