Here is a subject I know many CFOs and small and medium business owners are discussing: Cloud Computing. I’ll post my own thoughts on cloud computing next week but I thought I’d share others to help you make your own assessments and decisions.
Can Cloud Computing Clear the Air?
By working together to assess this highly touted IT paradigm, CFOs and CIOs may foster a beautiful friendship.
April 1, 2011
Science-fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke famously wrote that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” For many years that dictum had a corporate manifestation, with the IT function a seeming source of magic, officiated by a priest-class of techno-wizards who uttered arcane charms and knew far more about machines than customers.
But here comes cloud computing, promising to transform IT into something no more mysterious than electricity: flip a switch and access all the computing power and applications you need.