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  Reply # 821990 19-May-2013 16:10
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freitasm: You being in total control means higher costs. CIOs will go lower costs if they can.



A lot of CIOs would not. Even getting NZ based cloud providers into many companies is very difficult even with ultra strict contracts and complete review of infrastructure, policies etc.







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  Reply # 822005 19-May-2013 16:52
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I come from mainframes. When I started working in IT, back in 1985 everything was run from inside a glass room, some the size of houses or buildings, with green monitors connected via 300 bps lines via satellite - sometimes not even that. Over the years what pushed new technology was one thing only: costs.

When I first saw a CP/M machine running DB II and I told one of the folks in my company "Wow, this is going to change the world" they looked at me and chuckled. I was young then, only 18 years old but I was one of the younger ones to work with computers around that time. And I was right then. Most of that people  from back then are now gone into something else. They turned into dinosaurs, away from IT because they simply couldn't move with the times.

We are at a moment where hardware is such a commodity that the biggest costs are software, processes and people. Maintaining people structure, training, hiring, replacing costs more than anything else. Software maintenance is not cheap.

For many people moving to the cloud (which is not much different now in concept than using a time sharing bureau of 30 years ago) means huge savings.

People may not want to move to the cloud because they don't like change. But at some point these costs I talked about just before are going to be so high that CIOs all around will just be pressured by stakeholders to do it.

There's no way against it.




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Agree, I had one client who had an SBS server installed, 6 months later when my company started looking after them we did a cost benefit analysis and even though they were still paying off the SBS server on a monthly basis it only took 6 months to show cost benefits with office 365 and significant cost savings moving forward + significant extra $ when they sold the box.

Their main PC went down last month (failed hdd) so put in new drive reinstall office and sky drive configure, now back up and running no loss of data.

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