Who Cares About the Cloud? (Gartner Webinar)

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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