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Gartner's Cloud Computing Advice to CIOs for 2009
Cloud figures prominently: "invest in the future by building and preparing for what lies beyond"
Jan. 12, 2009 10:50 PM
Sam Charrington's Blog
In a report issued Monday entitled CIO New Year’s Resolutions, 2009 (subscription required), Gartner analysts Mark Raskino, John Mahoney and Patrick Meehan outline 10 tactics that will help CIO’s “survive in 2009,” and put them “ahead of the crowd.”
Given the state of the global economy, and the fear, uncertainty and doubt this creates for CIOs and IT organizations in general, this year’s set of resolutions takes a very future-oriented tack: Gartner’s advice to the CIO is to do what is necessary to survive in ‘09, but to be sure to also invest in the future by building and preparing for what lies beyond. One key finding of the report… “It's time to prepare yourself for what comes next — this recession is already a year old.”
Cloud computing figures prominently in Gartner’s CIO resolutions: CIOs are advised to “start taking cloud seriously.”
CIOs are encouraged to immerse themselves (albeit only for a day) in the issues, terms and trends of cloud; test-drive different cloud (SaaS) applications; identify
areas in their portfolio that are already helping to explore the cloud landscape; spin up a cloud app development project in ‘09; and start to assess the cost of internal applications of a utility (per-seat, per-month) basis. Later in the report they are encouraged to experiment with EC2-style cloud development.
How do you think cloud computing should figure into a CIO’s resolutions for 2009? Let me know here.
[This appeared originally here and is republished in full by kind permsission of the author, who retains copyright.]
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