Global Cloud Deployment Isn’t Easy – A Guest Commentary in Datamation


Posted on April 22nd, by thinkstrategies in Uncategorized. Comments Off on Global Cloud Deployment Isn’t Easy – A Guest Commentary in Datamation

Global Cloud Deployment Isn’t Easy – A Guest Commentary in Datamation

Although I’ve been a big advocate of the business benefits of moving corporate data centers, software development and enterprise applications to the Cloud, I’m also a realist about the significant challenges that this migration process entails. The many obstacles to adopting a Cloud-first strategy worldwide were brought home to me again by a good friend who happens to be a CIO of a multinational company.

My friend, “Joe,” called me unexpectedly the other day after we hadn’t talked for a few months. He’s a very successful CIO who has taken on numerous executive IT jobs in major corporations to help them achieve various milestones or recover from a significant setback. I hadn’t spoken to him since he had accepted a new position in a global company with numerous operations in emerging countries. When I saw his name on my cellphone I was excited to hear how things were going in his new job, and was surprised by his first comment, “Do you realize how bad the Cloud is?”

Click here to read my latest commentary in Datamation regarding the fundamental challenges facing multinational corporations attempting to rollout Cloud services worldwide.







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