- Microsoft is 'all in', whatever that might be. Recently with lot of buzz around Office 365, unfortunately I've to wait two to four weeks to test drive the recent beta release of Office 365. This can mean that it's a done deal and people are jumping on it immediately and I'm just too late with my adoption and have to wait in line, or it's a trick to create the impression that traction is huge, either way it's not yet clear what it can mean for my business.
- Gone Google, not a day goes past of I read another impressive 'Our Gone Google Story'. Well, when I went to Google I didn't get further than the reception desk. Note: Aadjemonkeyrock runs Google.
- VMWare launches Cloud Foundry, the first open Platform as a Service (PaaS). Many buzz words in the value proposition 'No Obstacles: Deploy and Scale Your Applications in Seconds', showing again focus on convenience.
- Microsoft is aggressively promoting the Azure Platform. It's too complex for me to understand, but it makes heaps of sense and has many advantages to build your solutions on top of a real cloud platform. You don't need to manage servers, get scalability and redundancy and combined with 'pay as you go' pricing it creates new business opportunities.
- Product Software companies are all evaluating how to fit the cloud in their product roadmaps. I notice a lot of interest in a transition toward Software as a Service solutions, but many of them just don't know how to fit it in their existing business. If you need help figuring this out now, contact me, or wait until I focus an article on this specific topic.
- Many traditional Information Technology service providers are fighting for your attention for their cloud solutions. They want to extend their service portfolio and provide you more convenience by hosting your existing solutions so you can focus on your core business instead of IT.
... and this is just the peak of the cloud iceberg and already shows the cloud embracing various and probably almost all aspects of information technology. It's about...
- replacing on premise software with cloud based solutions consumed through the browser or in a hybrid model based on the traditional desktop applications.
- outsourcing existing IT solutions to a solution provider.
- changing the focus of software product development toward cloud solutions and possibly on top of an existing cloud platform.
The cloud and all the attention it's getting is driving me crazy. I prefer clear sunny days over cloudy ones at any point in time, but unfortunately the clouds will come and disrupt my current habit of outdoor lunches in the sun. With the IT cloud it's going to be the same and you should get prepared now.
What are you doing for your cloud adoption? Leave a comment below