Confirmation of cloud approach for 2009
The cloud has been on radar.
On Jan 5 Gartner put out their new years resolutions for CIOs for 2009. I don't have access to the report however Sam over at the Cloud Pulse blog must have because he reported on its contents in relation to cloud.
Sam reports that Cloud "figures prominently" and that CIOs are encouraged to "start taking cloud seriously."
"You will need to start leading your organization safely in this inevitable direction, or risk being sidelined by its progress."
Its interesting that one of the recommendations of "exploring" the Cloud is to "start to assess the cost of internal applications of a utility (per-seat, per-month) basis". This was one of the items on my list last week of things which CIOs need to start putting into their planning and review now.
Here was the list of "get ready" items I listed last week.
- streamline networking
- WAN acceleration
- understand current chargeback or costing models