By Michael Elliott, NetApp Cloud Evangelist
Disruption is the new norm. Whether it’s new companies like Uber and Airbnb displacing established bricks-and-mortar organizations, or new SaaS applications displacing software programs developed in-house, the IT ecosystem has become a minefield for the CIO.
NetApp recently highlighted these trends during the Strategic Cloud Series held at NetApp Insight. Covering multiple sessions that delved into the evolution of and thought leadership around the cloud, the series showcased industry leaders, customer interviews, and numerous NetApp senior executives. Highlights included:
The exponential growth of the cloud is creating incredible opportunities for organizations, but it’s also creating new management nightmares. It is imperative that CIOs understand the tradeoffs and implications of their cloud decisions on their future business agility and adaptability. To paraphrase Kissane, ignore the benefits of cloud at your own peril—but ignore its disadvantages at your own peril, too.