13 years, 7 months ago

Cloud Hype Blog Extended…

Link: http://eamitabh.blogspot.com/2010/12/cloud-hype-blog-extended.html

Following my recent blog on the topic of Cloud Hype, there have been some further interesting views being expressed in the popular IT media. For instance the latest CIO magazine debate dedicated to the similar topic is generating thoughts along similar lines. The latest CIO Views summarises the confusion over what is and isn’t a cloud service is getting some CIOs hot under the collar. It also wonders if it is a time to hammer out some standards? 

Closer to home my Fujitsu colleagues have also been sharing their responses to my recent blog in recent days.
James Davidson one of our Private Sector Operations Directors states that, “What we need are some real world examples of how cloud has addressed the business dilemma’s facing COO’s today. When faced with developing a roadmap to address the complexities presented by years of IT investment, how does Cloud help to simplify new investment decisions or maximise current ones? What is the process we need to take our customers through to tackle the layers of platform / application integration; a gargantuan onion that makes many eyes stream at the thought! Just as importantly, when is Cloud not the answer – keep it simple may be an apt motto here?”
Terry Hanney who looks after account management aspects at Fujitsu UK&I responded as follows, One reason I think CIO’s are often “sceptical” is because the IT Providers (often their marketing engines) move faster than the customer’s ability to consume the hype. When marketing overtakes technology (or commercial reality) then the hype finally runs out of steam (CRM was a good example of this in my view). However, when the solution has some real foundation then the providers really need to take the customer market along with them and not get overtaken by the spin doctors within the industry. I think Cloud sits in this latter category and while I think that you always need the bleeding edge innovators pushing the ideas and theories to the limit, most organizations looking to provide independent and trusted guidance to its customer base must have a more measured approach in both its take up and promotion of such ideas.”