“The use of cloud computing is growing,” reports Gartner, “and by 2016 [it] will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend… 2016 will be a defining year for cloud as private cloud begins to give way to hybrid cloud, and nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017.”
Those are ambitious predictions, considering many enterprises are barely past their first few deployments.
Technology is changing fast, and the number of vendors who are playing in the market is overwhelming. It’s next to impossible for IT to know who these players are or will be.
CIOs tell me that whenever a business partner shows them an exciting new SaaS product, IT finds itself playing catch up. “Unfortunately, IT is always behind,” one CIO told me. It takes time for IT to do due diligence: Is the SaaS product truly the best product for the business, what other products can we compare it to, and will it comply with the company IT standards?
To further complicate things, the domino effect begins once those cloud services are implemented. There must be additional technology and services in place to integrate, secure, manage and govern those services. Otherwise guess what? Even more “Shadow IT” projects will sprout up and/or you’ll have more governance committee meetings to attend around your business partners’ future technology deployments. Just what you wanted, right?
You can read the rest of the article here: “Cloud computing will become the bulk of new it spend by 2016: Gartner”
How do you think the industry can start moving faster while still doing the necessary due diligence?