IBM's chairman emeritus for the Academy of Technology, Irving Wladawsky-Berger talks about what cloud computing really is and why it's so vital today, including a discussion of IBM's role in the proliferation of cloud computing.
Given that events (e.g. or e.g.) have the potential to be catalysts for further steps forward, and that individual steps forward have the potential to be catalysts for events, perhaps the journey to and beyond perfect vision leap year 2020 will help both (events and individuals) increasingly bring clarity and innovation to the cloud as more and more people and organizations transition from ambition to meaning (e.g.). Perhaps the cloud has the potential to continually enable, to greater dimensions, the unique positive qualities and gifts within each person that are beyond ego and are interconnected universal manifestations of that which is far greater than self. Perhaps the intrinsic and pervasive possibilities of the cloud have the potential to stimulate advanced cost-effective high speed solutions to any urban or rural area of the planet. Perhaps the cloud has the potential to bring about on-going waves of change that are for the benefit of all and progressively more so an amplified consciousness of goodness. Perhaps better understanding and preservation of this core (on route to ever greater dimensions of value, excellence and simplicity) is inherently a key to continual progress.
Indented are a few words on cloud computing. They’re no more significant than many other examples that lend support for the projections of Gartner and Gartner types. It may be worth noting however that beyond what some may have shared relative to Google, that recent announcements of course include IBM, Oracle/PeopleSoft and others. Although it may not be prudent or necessary just yet for all organizations to migrate mission critical infrastructure and applications to the cloud, related due diligence may be considered worthwhile or even inevitable such as perhaps in relation to and support of a world further going green and improving from various perspectives (e.g.). In any case, this post is a Thank You IBM (and all associated) for all steps to increase awareness and understanding for converting gray to green and continually stimulating forward progress.
Because change is so much more rapid and easier to achieve with cloud services, there’s a need to evolve change management disciplines that cope with that more rapid pace.
In today’s constrained business environment, cloud services can make business change more affordable and achievable. But it requires new ways of managing and operating that impact job roles across the organization. Moving to the cloud changes the DNA of an enterprise into a truly Web-enabled business, equipping it to thrive in the Web-connected world. Many enterprises hold back from embracing the cloud because the perceived risks cast a shadow over the expected gains. The transition must be undertaken with care, but those who have taken the initial step now realize that the risks were less than they feared – while the benefits have proven far more significant. The message from second-generation cloud adopters is clear: once an organization has tasted the cloud experience, it’s unlikely to go back. Now is the time to follow in their footsteps and seize the proven efficiency gains and business agility that cloud platforms have to offer.
Source: Whitepaper and Webinar, What cloud computing can do for your enterprise—Lessons from the second generation of cloud adopters
By 2010 it is very possible that relationship management will truly begin surpassing traditional IT skills within many organizations. Furthermore by 2020 it is very possible services will have significantly grown within, and migrated to, the cloud. Given these possibilities and the indented words below, perhaps bloggers will increasingly help ensure quality and value are intrinsically and pervasively applied to all aspects of the cloud, information technology and related relationship management. Thanks in advance for all you do.
Ongoing mutual changes, transform both the technology (as it increasingly reflects employee expectations and interests) and the working practices associated with its use (as they evolve to accommodate the inherent properties of the technology). Gradually, the technology becomes more familiar to employees (background expectations) and more embedded in the expected formal functioning of the organization (constitutive expectations) (Source: from conclusion of INSTITUTIONALIZATION AS A PROCESS OF INTERPLAY BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND ITS ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT OF USE)
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