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Change management is important for Technology initiatives and since many Cloud services focus on rapid deployments, this area is sometimes forgotten. The move to Cloud has not only technology implications but also business implications. Business processes and operations can be encapsulated as services and delivered expeditiously. Change management for the Cloud should look into the strategic, technology and development changes and related impacts. If you need new tires for your car do you just go and buy the first set of tires you see or do you check specifications, compatibility, price etc to determine how this change will impact your vehicle. This may appear to be common sense but in the excitement of moving to the Cloud it is easy to get carried away and not think about all aspects of change management. Cloud can enhance productivity by providing the infrastructu... (more)

Multi Community Cloud Services - Moving Beyond the Community Cloud

Community cloud services are services that are shared by multiple members of a community. They centralize the functions and can provide specific mission requirements. The mission requirements can be related to specific policies and compliance. Community clouds leverage the benefits of a public cloud but can satisfy specific requirements. These are perfect for communities with specific focus areas such as performance, auditing or policies that need to be applied across the community. A major benefit of community clouds is that many organizations can come together and pitch in for... (more)

Cloud – The Next Generation of Shared Services

There has been a push for Shared services adoption across organizations for a while since such services reduce duplication and can result in cost savings. However there have been challenges to proposing and implementing shared services. Shared services initiatives challenges have been related to areas such as resistance to change, start up costs and management of such services. Cloud is enhancing the pace to shared services migration and it naturally facilitates the use of shared services since a cloud service can be more easily leveraged by multiple consumers. Cloud is the true ... (more)

Hybrid Clouds - Beyond the Private Cloud Horizon

The million dollar question has been "Can an organization move all its applications to a public cloud?". Instead of moving all applications to the public cloud, many organizations are choosing a hybrid approach where on-premise resources can be leveraged and can interact with external resources. A hybrid cloud is a combination of public, private and community clouds. Most private clouds are internal, however there can be situations where private clouds are hosted at a vendor site. For this discussion, I am focusing on the private clouds that are hosted internal to the organizati... (more)

Big Data and Cloud - Managing the Explosion of Data

There is a data explosion occurring in the world. As more and more data is being collected, the challenge is how to use it effectively and securely. Data that is being created is not just transaction oriented and is not structured. Such data cannot be managed effectively with some data management systems since traditional systems cannot process such data. Big data requires adequate storage and distributed processing. Big Data also injects heterogeneous data types that need proper integration into the existing infrastructure. Social networks have been generating tremendous amount... (more)