Are people clueless when it comes to cloud?
Or is it just the corporations who will lose out?
Nice job by Phil Wainwright over at ZDNet today. In “Cloud computing: do you have a clue?” he exposes much of the fear, uncertainty and doubt still percolating throughout the IT vendor community over the threat of cloud computing to their franchises.
That’s right, I said, “threat”. The old order is unprepared for what happens next and for a decade has been fighting a rear guard battle to stifle cloud and its predecessors. There’s less money in cloud for the vendors. There’s less hardware to buy and less consulting to get just to see al those pretty green lights glowing in your data center so it must be bad. And if you read the article, you’ll see all those points designed to scare people like co-mingling data.
To his credit Wainwright makes short work of most of this FUD at one point saying that co-mingling data is about as dangerous as sending your mail through the same post office as your competitors.
So good on you Phil. You said what needed to be said. And the corporations you write about? Is it any wonder people have such low opinions of corporations today?