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If you wonder why the hardware sellers are hit by lower sales: it's the Cloud.
If you wonder why IT managers are getting grumpy: it's the Cloud.

Many companies are considering moving to the Cloud and have stopped or postponed the renewal of their on-premises infrastructure. Once the Cloud has proven the ability to answer to business needs (or proven not to deliver) sales will increase.
That's the answer to the first question.                         Register here

And now why are IT people getting grumpy? In many cases the Cloud idea is coming from CEO/CFO directly and IT people don't like to lose the initiative.
But more important why is the CxO considering the "Cloud"? IT people can find many reasons to this.

Just a few of them:
- CxO thinks that the IT service level is below acceptable.
The IT answer: it is acceptable. If you feel it unacceptable, we can talk and work on it. Don't need to overreact.

- CFO in search of cost cuttings.
The IT answer: Not true, IT costs increases when moving to the Cloud. "How can a big company not knowing our business perform better  than our IT team that very well knows the business needs and learned to get the most out of our systems?"

- CEO wants IT to focus on the business not on systems and processes?
The IT answer: can we do that with the same people? Don't we need other profiles to do that?

- Or is it because CxO hopes to get rid that way from all legacy applications, procedures, systems etc.?
And thus make a new start on a clean slate? You cannot stop IT people from reading this as a motion of distrust. Now they're not getting grumpy, they're become stressed too!

Sounds familiar? If yes, please participate in this discussion and react .... register and put a comment or send a mail to Philippe (pvanbus at ggnoor dot be).

In preparation of the cloud event of March 27 (Cloud computing for "me, myself and i"), we like to hear your thoughts about it.

Not interested in cloud? Maybe. But don't forget the Cloud is interested in you. That's for sure.

Come to see it: Register here.

Philippe Vanden Bussche, VP, COMMON Belgium