Cloud computing has certainly benefited many enterprises by reducing costs and allowing them to concentrate on their core business competence rather than IT and infrastructure issues. But, for all the generally well-earned hype, there are still distinct disadvantages of Cloud Computing – especially relating to smaller operations – that you should consider before taking the leap. In this post, I’ll try to offer some key concerns along with strategies for addressing them.
The concept of planning for technology is hard to argue.
A good IT strategy aligns the mission and vision of your organization with the technology and operations that make it happen. This allows IT projects and spending to propel the growth of business rather than existing as a reactive cost center. Surprisingly, the majority of IT leadership executives do not have a strategy that is organizationally agreed upon, aligned with business objectives, and fully funded.
It's importance is clear, so why are organizations missing this?