Enterprise Cloud Governance is the specification of policies and procedures
for cloud solutions and services for the organization.
Many organizations struggle with having silos of clouds without a coherent
approach for governance. It is very tempting for departments or groups to go
and buy new services and try to plug them and then play to see how they
If specific services have their own individual policies and procedures, this
can lead to problems due to lack of centralized management. Without proper
alignment with enterprise architecture and security, this can lead to
spaghetti like conglomeration of Cloud services without proper attention to
interoperability and service management. With enterprise-level solutions that
leverage hybrid services, the situation can quickly spin out of control. It
is extremely important to have a strategy and vision in place to a... (more)
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 facilitates a new generation of technology and related impacts that
have never been seen before.
With utility computing and on demand capabilities, many organizations want to
jump on the bandwagon as soon as possible. As the Chief Executive, there are
some tough decisions to be made. There will be people in your organization
who say that Cloud is the best thing that happened since the emergence of the
internet. Others will paint a picture of gloom and doom by citing issues such
as security, privacy, control over data etc.
Cloud can enhance productivity by providing the infras... (more)
The London Olympics are not using the Cloud. Cloud computing seems a good
match for the Olympics for provisioning a scalable and on-demand architecture
quickly, and then taking it down after the event. That is precisely what the
technology supports. The integration and deployment of the infrastructure for
the Olympics is a big program with hundreds of servers due to the various
events and related technology needed to support them. This can cause
technologists to take a more conservative path to manage risks and stick to
utilizing existing technologies.
An event like the Olympic... (more)
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... (more)