Dell has just announced that they plan to preload their computers with more subscription based services. While this is good news for individual users as they begin to access the benefits of Cloud Computing, it can create real headaches for corporate IT departments. The complexity this causes was described in this recent article in Information Week.
The challenge is data. Information and processing will be scattered all over the net, just as they once were scattered on user desktops. We've seen the phenomena many times before, most recently as companies made the transition to Virtualization.
Technology enhancements make it easy to launch virtual machines, but the unwanted result, often referred to as VM sprawl, creates challenges as IT managers struggle to maintain some type of organized information protocol.
Proactive companies need to get ahead of the trend by developing
Virtualization. guidelines to steer early adopters toward service
providers that fit your overall IT infrastructure. This is
particularly critical with regard to security requirements.
words, you need a Cloud Computing plan and policy, an architect or
blueprint to integrate cloud services with existing infrastructure, and
tools to manage and leverage the benefits of Virtualization.
Indianapolis based, BlueLock has the experience to create a
proactive strategy to help companies of all sizes leverage the benefits Cloud Computing provides.
How would you characterize your company's move into the "Cloud" so far:
Carefully conceived and executed? Or a few steps down a slippery slope?
Let's hear how it's going.
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