Tag: Hybrid Clouds
Everywhere you look there are more indications that the corporate world is migrating to a new generation of Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to respond to a series of unprecedented business challenges. Ironically, many corporate decision-makers are being enticed into adopting these new solutions because of their ease-of-use and economies of scale, but IT organizations are being confronted with a new level of complexity as they try to gain control over their rapidly changing operating environments.
There are a number of issues, which are conspiring against IT organizations trying to keep pace with their business end-users and executives’ escalating demands. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views about these issues and how IT organizations can overcome them on the BetterCloud blog.
While industry pundits continue to debate the merits of public versus private clouds, most business technology decision-makers are trying to determine the best way to manage a mixed environment. But it’s proving difficult for a number of reasons. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views in InformationWeek about the challenges facing organizations attempting to manage hybrid Cloud environments and how they can overcome these challenges.
I had an opportunity to speak to the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum at Towson University last week about new strategies and tactics for fully capitalizing on today’s Cloud alternatives. Because the group is composed of CIOs primarily from mid-size and large-scale enterprises with a lot of custom built applications and systems already in place, their biggest challenge is determining how to integrate the latest Cloud services into their legacy operations. Managing ‘hybrid’ Clouds is becoming a common challenge.
I had spoken to this group a couple of years ago when the concept of Cloud computing was just emerging. At that time, they were primarily interested in better understanding what the concept meant and why they should consider it. Like many CIOs, the attendees of this session are now trying to determine where, when and how to deploy Cloud services to meet their … Read More »