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Two surveys published in recent days that major on CIOs and their attitude to hybrid cloud show the scramble among IT vendors to win enterprise hearts and minds. A survey of 52 US CIOs conducted for SAP reveals strong support for the notion that hybrid cloud – combining cloud and on-premise applications – reduce complexity and …

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"as people flee from expensive, old-style IT into roughly equivalent [cloudy paradise]"

Of course, old-style IT is doomed because the Cloud is better and cheaper.

Sure it is.

Except if you don't want governments snooping through your data.

Except if you don't want hackers snooping through your data.

Except if you're not sure your ISP can guarantee the link to your data.

Except if you want to be sure that, in five years time, automagical updates of your on-line applications haven't rendered your old data unreadable.

Except if you want to have an actual person on call in case of trouble, instead of an automated answering machine that will, after x hours, connect you to someone in Bangalore who calls himself Jonathan.

And don't tell me that it is just a question of negociating the proper conditions. SMEs don't have the means to negociate anything near those conditions.

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Re: "as people flee from expensive, old-style IT into roughly equivalent [cloudy paradise]"

So very this.

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Harvey's new law

If it's business and you don't mind doing it in the cloud - you probably don't need to be doing it at all.

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You must be the CIO of a start-up

or some other insignificant business entity If you bother to fill out surveys.

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Re: You must be the CIO of a start-up

These guys do not fill out surveys - researchers phone them, and if it's SAP or even NTT that's doing the calling they may give up a few minutes of their time.

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And Dell and HP?

Morgan Stanley needs to figure Dell and HP as endangered species if AWS and Google win. They'll buy their cloud server gear from Quanta and other ODMs.

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Why no question of data security and the cloud?

Why no question of data security and the cloud?

If you use the cloud, the NSA, GCHQ and how knows who else, maybe even the Chinese, are going to see your data. And will they pass it on to your foreign competitors?

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Re: Why no question of data security and the cloud?

We cover data security and the cloud extensively elsewhere - e.g. here. But for a large organisation, hybrid cloud could be a mixture of public, private (living on their own data centres) and on-premise - with sensitive data retained in-house.

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private clouds just seems to me as not worth it at least for traditional applications that are reasonably understood as is. The main benefit of the big clouds is they have so many geographical dispersed datacentres and it is on demand only pay for what you use. All you get is another layer of abstraction to manage and the same cost as you would just running normal servers and it is all still changing and probably not very well understood other than by the people at Amazon / Google / Azure. Might work if you employ someone working on the software and programming but I cannot imagine they would be cheap.

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