That may be its origins, but now it is far more versatile. In fact cloud is developing at an incredible rate that it isn’t just one thing but many things. Yes, storage is still important but so is software, documentation, infrastructure etc.
Infrastructure, however, is one aspect of cloud that causes some consternation among the business fraternity. Moreover, chief information officers (CIO) often find it difficult to effectively persuade their bosses or the board of a company that private cloud infrastructure is an option they should consider.
So, how could they change their perceptions?
As a former teacher, I know all about trying to educate. Therefore, I suggest that CIOs should think of themselves not just as IT specialists or sales people, but educators.
What’s more, a recent survey seems to bear this idea out since once an IT professional takes on this role it increases other executives’ knowledge of cloud. That said, apparently many business people resist being taught. They generally feel they need to be convinced of the need and viability of investing in some “new fangled” technology.
This disconnect can be worse if it costs money to set up private cloud systems.
Yet despite any objections put in the way of a CIO, the latter should seek to find ways not to persuade but to answer those objections by putting forward positive ideas why private cloud computing would benefit the business.