Day 2 of the national cloud conference’s morning panel on corporate change was the most entertaining and thought-provoking for me. A big discussion was whether to start a separate group with cloud skills and migrate the enterprise to the new group, or on the other hand, to have champions within the existing structure. It was felt that the cloud is a new way of doing business, definitely not just a new technology.
Some of my tweets from the conference:
“bite the elephant one bite at a time” = transition to the #cloud is a journey, good IT, once on the journey will never look back
If IT doesn’t provide it, then the users will go around IT -> reason IT depts must move to #cloud
Winners are often pioneers, but most pioneers fail – First mover paradox. Canada can still be first mover in #cloud
The #cloud is the perfect storm. It is not hype. It will deliver faster, cheaper, better
Bring your own device is the new way of business and security has to deal with it
Public clouds may in fact be more secure than private #clouds as they have the best IT expertise and it is their core business