Remember when the decision to go to Amazon Web Services was all about saving dough? Smart consumers now know that’s not the real reason to move workloads to the cloud.
If your company outsources IT, you might be looking longingly at cloud-based services, waiting for the day your contract expires to switch. Don’t give up hope. Scott Bils offers some options that can help get you over to the cloud even under your current contract.
In a post for Forbes, Everest Group’s Scott Bils last week pointed to four ways in which the cloud is altering the CIO’s job. Auto-provisioning, commoditisation, the shift from CapEx to Opex, and the growing number of servers every administrator is meant to manage are amongst the complications that CIOs face. Alongside that, of course, all the legacy equipment, processes and mindset often still exist. So is this new CIO role easier or harder, more or less important to the organisation, more or less influential with other execs? Do we really know yet?