Businesses leaders must arm themselves with cloud knowledge

Friday 25 January 2013

Organisational ignorance remains a problem as businesses look to introduce cloud computing services, it has been claimed.

Jake Gardner, content marketing manager at Logicworks, said that with the cloud remaining a hot topic for many businesses, firms across the country are looking to embrace hosted services.

He claimed the emphasis on cloud computing as the go-to solution for infrastructure needs has "propelled it to the forefront of the IT discussion".

"However, the road to implementation is still fraught with difficulties and competing agendas in many organisations," Mr Gardner stated.

"Similarly, given the boom in the space, the parallel growth of cloud providers has led many vendors to offer services that might not be best suited to a company’s strategic and operational requirements".

Business and IT leaders need to be aware of these risks, and ensure anything they sign up for has a practical use within their organisation, he noted.

All too often, decision makers are failing to consider the facts when making their technology choices, and this could hamper growth further along the line, Mr Gardner stated.

Last week, IT analyst Ovum predicted growth in the three main subcategories of cloud computing during 2013 - Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Software-as-a-Service.

Posted by Alex Boardman