I listened in to Gartner’s webinar today on Who Really Cares About the Cloud – An Industry Perspective. If you’re looking for a multi-industry analysis of cloud adoption, this webinar is a good place to start. Check Gartner’s website for replay.
My key take-aways were:
- Companies’ major attraction to cloud computing is for cost reduction. No big news here; reinforces what we knew. Ability to implement solutions more quickly seemed to be a distant second attractor.
- Companies’ major hurdle is security. Again, more reinforcement than news. This meme continues to interest me because I believe cloud security (or lack thereof) is driven more by appropriate architecture and implementation, and less by whether the system is cloud-based or not. Who owns the data seemed to be the second biggest hurdle.
Again, if this topic is interesting to you, I encourage you to check out Gartner’s site to replay the webinar.