Cloud Computing… what for ?

Cloud Computing… what for ?

Cloud Computing is often seen as something strange, something abstract. Some see the answer to everything, others see a new evil, or a new threat. Finally, some enlightened or so enthusiasts see it as an opportunity. Go talk to your customers, talk with potential users of Cloud Computing. Ask them what their needs are, ask what they think they have to do with Cloud: “My dear customer, tell me what the Cloud going to do for you?”, “Cloud Computing, you know? Tell me what you can do? ”  “Look, Vanity Fair magazine is even talking about Cloud computing is to do what to do?” “Please!” I often like to quote Henry Ford.  “If I asked my customers what they want, they simply would have said a faster horse.” And if the Cloud was for IT what the car is for the...
Cloud Computing is not an Opportunity !

Cloud Computing is not an Opportunity !

I confess, Cloud Computing is not an Opportunity! What company wants to reduce its costs? What company imagines more Agility? What business dreams of Variability? What company encourages a larger Customer volume? Maybe you do not find yourself in those points then … look here ! Otherwise, look at the different points: What company wants to reduce its costs? The economic and business competitiveness increases the pressure on costs, look at the full costs. What do you think about options to reduce it significantly? What company imagines more Agility? Agility to increase competitiveness, to quickly add new services, new capabilities. Stop if a service is not relevant then reactivate it. What do you think about a little more Agility? What business dreams of Variability? If I can choose between fixed or adjusted cost? If you could choose to adapt your consumption on the rise or fall. What do you think about paying for specific needs at marginal cost? What company encourages a larger Customer volume? To be able to send the one-time customers as well as our regular or important ones. Would you offer flexible solutions and develop your client portfolio? You’re still here? So tell me how, on your side, you addres these points! [polldaddy poll=5063160] opportunity ? …and more…...
NIH ? New Cloud Computing Acronym ?

NIH ? New Cloud Computing Acronym ?

NIH? You will ask me what is this new acronym? Indeed, the NIH – “Not Invented Here”. You find it for each change or transformation. Cloud Computing is an important transformation for both Users of Information Technology and also for Suppliers. At each major change its own part of resistance. I wanted to share with you one of my favorite resistance: NIH “Not Invented Here”. More information here (in English). What is it? The NIH leads systematically reject everything that comes from outside and that is not the build by a person or even a group. Do you know your reptilian brain? It is our reptilian brain is the cause of all our strengths. The proportion of animal remains in us seeks security and only simple paths. This ‘reflex brain’ is blocking us to move and it prevents us from embracing the action and the opportunity in front of us. Seth Godin describes very well in several of his works the evils of what he calls “The Lizard Brain” that paralyzes us. His latest book Poke the Box, encourages action and especially encourages us to exceed our ancestral reflexes. (find good reading here). How to overcome the NIH? Your way to the cloud, you must go with the change, present it, listen and share. There is also a time to move forward decisively to allow the lizard to go into hiding and leave space for change. I suggest you consider the NIH more like a reflex, without underestimating. Once passed, treat in deep objections and fears then with determination drive to the next step. Have you ever met this lizard or other reptile in a project or a major...
Build Your Cloud Computing Leadership : keep moving !

Build Your Cloud Computing Leadership : keep moving !

Did you ever met some people and said in your mind : “this person worth it” ? I am not talking about cosmetics 😉 During my experience I met few Leaders, fingers of one hand are enough. I think it’s important to identify Leaders close to you. Leaders are like a light in the dark helping us to see the right path… You can imagine I am looking for Leaders about Cloud Computing, I found some, but it is an other story. In this area, it is not about Company size or about Technology itself. It is about People, the women and the men, who are building our future with Cloud Computing. You want to have a Cloud Computing implementation in your company? First SaaS experience or IaaS delivered? A Cloud project to start? Have a look around! Did you see Cloud Computing Leadership in this area for your company? Lots of people are talking about Cloud stuff… Did you see the Leader who DO things, promote, write, connect and also help to bring this to reality in your Company? Leadership for Cloud Computing is key for the coming months. Why IT needs to have leadership for Cloud Computing? I see two main points : – First point coming in mind is Partnership and Business Value. What IT will become? Just contract management or commodity producer? No! IT will become and have to become a great Business Enabler, a Partner, and take advantage of all new technologies or innovations for business impact. – The second point is consistency, industrialization and cost efficiency. Remember the PC story, It doesn’t matter first,...