‘Caveat emptor’ (Latin translation: “Let the buyer beware”) is good advice for every CIO. The CIO is a steward of company funds and is expected to make decisions in the best interests (see profitability) of their company. Sales representatives from cloud providers are trying to gain sales, as their primary loyalty is the profitability of their company – not yours. So, how can we, as CIOs, be sure there is a mutually beneficial business transaction when working with cloud sales representatives? First, let’s observe the current hype about the cloud. You would think from the press [ … ]
There is a major shift happening across the technology landscape for both vendors and IT professionals alike, but change in tech is the one thing we can expect. CIOs today must sharpen their cloud literacy and evolve toward more agile and scalable environments, which also means they must prepare to relinquish some control. We must embrace the shifts in order to adapt to employee's needs and market changes. Ten years ago, a savvy CIO when asked, “How much does your datacenter cost?” would smile and respond, “Nothing, it’s included in the rent”. His/her peers [ … ]