Making Cloud Work For Your Organisation – Questions CIOs Must Ask

Cloud Computing as a service provisioning mechanism is graduating to become a mainstay option for organisations. Despite skepticism, CIOs are exploring, pilot testing or using in production Cloud offerings in some form or shape. Earlier touted to be only popular with startups and small and medium businesses, Cloud offerings now meet the criteria of enterprise IT and are also supported by traditional IT vendors like IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle among others.

What Indian CIOs make of outsourcing price wars?

If you were to come up an apt phrase to describe the outsourcing market, what would it be? Not too tough a guessing game! But just in case you haven’t been able to guess it right, don’t cudgel your brains. The answer is pretty straight forward.

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You can’t become a great IT pro without breaking a few metaphoric networking eggs. It would be great if all these mistakes happened in a sandbox environment. Unfortunately, they often happen during business operations.

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You can’t become a great IT pro without breaking a few metaphoric networking eggs. It would be great if all these mistakes happened in a sandbox environment. Unfortunately, they often happen during business operations. While learnings from these mistakes are invaluable, making too many of them does not bode well for the future of your job or business. Alternatively, if we could collect the knowledge gained from these costly mistakes, we’d all be wiser. The only cost to you would be the time it takes to read this article.

Chopping away Cloud bills

Although cost saving is one of the key drivers for the trending success of cloud computing, cloud deployments do not always and necessarily mean saving costs; nor does the cloud mean that a company can perpetually go on saving with it.

Questions CIOs Often Ask On Cloud Security

A discussion with IT leaders and managers on cloud security is always an interesting one. While I’ve had the pleasure of having multiple such discussions over the last 2-3 years, the roundtable I chaired during the recent NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2013 was a league in its own. With a mix of CIOs and CISOs of global organizations, the discussion was around topics like adoption of cloud computing, workload management, making the choice between public and private cloud, cloud security standards among many others. What truly stood out of this discussion was the deep-rooted understanding by CIOs on the increasing relevance of Cloud for their orgs and their commitment to use cloud-delivery for increasing number of workloads.