By The Open Group Continuing on the theme of predictions, here are a few more, which focus on enterprise architecture, business architecture, general IT and
By Mark Skilton, Capgemini Cloud Computing is more than just a utility cost reduction exercise of your IT storage and computing assets through subscribing or
While Cloud Computing is now mainstream, for most organizations there still remains the challenge of making the right selection and choice of Cloud services, and the question of what savings and potential benefits may be achieved from making this shift as a customer or provider. “Cloud Computing for Business” offers specific guidance.
The Open Group’s new book, “Cloud Computing for Business: An Open Group Guide” isn’t concerned with defining what is and isn’t a Cloud service. What it *is* concerned with: Helping you understand what you might be able to get out of a Cloud service, and how to ensure that it really delivers what you expect. In short: It’s concerned with value.
Consumers of Cloud services need to consider taking mitigating actions such as disruption insurance; having secondary backups; and the issues of assurances of SLAs, which are largely out of the hands of SMB Market users.
In a previous article, “Cloud Computing requires Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF 9 can show the way,” I described the need to define a strategy as an additional step in the TOGAF 9 Preliminary Phase. This article describes in more detail what could be the content of such a document, specifically, what are the governance activities related to the Consumption and Management of Cloud Services.