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ISM 3630 – Sections 001 and 901 Winter 2010 BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS Thought Piece #3 Cloud Computing Read the following piece and be prepare to discuss
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ISM 3630 INFORMATION SYSTEMS and MANUFACTURING ISM 3630 Winter 2010 2 Sanity check: Why corporate IT will eventually embrace cloud computing Date : April 27th, 2009 Author : Jason Hiner When you mention “cloud computing” to most IT professionals, the look of palpable disdain on their faces is unmistakable. That’s going to change over the next five years. Here’s why. ——————————————————————————————————————————— I love to watch the looks on the faces of IT leaders when you ask a question that involves the word “cloud computing.” It’s usually a mix between, “Oh, here we go again” and “You obviously don’t know much about IT if you’re asking me this.” Even if those IT leaders give a non-committal response or a tepid “It’ll be interesting to see how it develops” answer, it’s always easy to tell that most of them would rather gouge out their own eyeballs before turning over their company’s most important applications to a vendor to host over the Internet. Why? It’s all about control. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not calling CIOs a bunch of Luddite control-freaks. It’s not that simple. IT requires tight control and management because IT departments can’t afford to overlook any details that could lead to unplanned errors or downtime. Jobs, productivity, reputations, and lots of money are all at stake every day when you work in IT - and even more so when you’re in charge of the whole operation.
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