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Cloud Wars: Friendly Fire - Part 3

December 28, 2011 by Pat O'Day

In Part 1 and Part 2 of Cloud Wars: Friendly Fire, we covered some of the challenges cloud advocates and early adopters are experiencing within their own organization as well as some of the reasons that they may be receiving pushback. In this third and final segment of the series, we'll cover some additional challenges and offer some potential strategies to work around or work with your IT department that might help you move ahead in your adoption of cloud computing.

"Can you wait six months?...

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Cloud Wars: Friendly Fire - Part 2

December 19, 2011 by Pat O'Day

It's important to know that while the challenges I listed in Cloud Wars: Friendly Fire - Part 1 are very real, the core IT department is behaving that way for some very good reasons. They are struggling with not only the transition to cloud, mobile devices, big data, SaaS and social media but also with trying to do so while under a lot of duress due to economy-driven budget and headcount cuts. Being the sole caretakers of so many diverse mission critical technologies, applications and data in...

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Cloud Wars: Why History Will Repeat Itself

November 1, 2011 by Pat O'Day
Battles over formats and standards in the technology industry aren't new. Whether it was e-mail, word processing, graphical images or even some more current like the apps on your smart phone, each new innovation typically starts out somewhat proprietary and incompatible.

Today we live in a world where a lot of those battles have been fought and won while some are only starting to heat up. Formats tend to resolve themselves through standards so that things like e-mail and web pages "just work."...Read More »

Cloud Wars: Friendly Fire - Part 1

October 27, 2011 by Pat O'Day

The Cloud Wars have already begun and as in all conflicts, the most unfortunate incidents are caused by friendly fire. From a cloud computing perspective, it occurs most often when people who want to try or have tried public or hybrid cloud are challenged by peers or counterparts in their own companies. 

I’ve been thinking a lot about the challenges my fellow technologists have experienced in trying to sell their public, private or hybrid cloud initiative inside an organization. I also realized...

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