I was recently privileged to be published over at GigaOm – what a great font of information that venture is! I was responding to the excellent James Staten of Forrester, and his blog on how the cloud has entered the “awkward teenage” phase.
Here is a little of what I had to say…
In fact, it could be argued that IT management and security have kept a tight rein on all cloud activities. Many of us did what we could to help it grow while making sure we could prevent serious damage in the process. First as a research analyst, and now as the vice president of strategic solutions at the software vendor CA Technologies, I have written multiple research reports and white papers on responsible ways to use a cloud (and when not to).
Cloud computing is growing up, and it’s time for us in IT management to loosen our grip. It won’t be an easy transition, and each environment requires its own solution. Here are some top-line suggestions to consider.
Read the whole thing at Cloud computing is entering its teen years — Tech News and Analysis.