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By Vincent Capasso

 

According to recent research from Gartner,  the CIOs should be prepared to manage inherent risks and unexpected costs during  the cloud computing technology revolution. The research examines key issues driving cloud adoption at most organizations with the CIO in mind. The research  tries to separate fact from fiction with respect to the adoption and implementation of cloud computing.

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Gartner concludes that cloud computing is, indeed, the future. “The hype around cloud computing services has increased interest, as well as caution, for CIOs trying to determine where, when and if cloud services can provide valuable outcomes for their businesses," says Frank Ridder, research vice president at Gartner. "Cloud computing is driving discontinuity that introduces exciting opportunities and costly challenges. Organizations need to understand these changes and develop realistic cloud sourcing strategies and contracts that can reduce risk."

The following are a few of the highlights from Gartner's recent research:

1. Projected enterprise spending on cloud is estimated at $112 billion during the next six years.  This includes cloud-related technologies such as SaaS, PaaS and Iaas.

2. Some of the key characteristics of “as-a-service” cloud technologies include  Pay as you go/use,  Turn on/turn off as you wish, Multi-tenant and not simply an outsourcing of apps.

3. Cloud computing may elevate the leadership profile of the CIO. This is mostly because it requires more steering and diligence in guiding the company in use of the cloud within the organization.

4. Some of the main causes that will accelerate cloud adoption within the organization include:  Client/server, on-premise-based license sales in Western markets are still relatively anemic,  Major ongoing supply-side consolidation, and service models no longer outside the mainstream of generally accepted computing.

5. Most probable enterprise functions suitable for outsource to the cloud include: Enterprise social networks, Next generation mobile apps,  Multi-enterprise collaborative services, and  Social intelligence apps.

6. The overall impact of cloud computing will have the following effect on the enterprise: projects will be smaller in nature and shorter in duration,  Open source and lower-cost proprietary development tools will be extensively used,  and younger talent working with newer tools will be the development trend.

 

These findings are confirmed by another recent Gartner study,  “3 percent of CIOs have the majority of IT running in the cloud or on SaaS technologies, but over the next four years CIOs expect this number to increase to 43 percent..”

Time to get on board if you are the CIO and Cloud Computing makes sense for your organization, better just be careful which cloud vendor you choose, service level agreements are not always met, just ask some Amazon Cloud Services customers.

 

Cross Posted from myITview.com




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