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Cloud computing has indeed changed the landscape of IT, but there are consequences that CIO’s absolutely must take into consideration. Cloud Connect Santa Clara 2012’s conference chair, Alistair Croll, founder of Bitcurrent, shares his take on cloud computing and the unintended consequences that CIO’s face in his Information Week post.

Information week Alistair CrolThese are the 3 unintended consequences that CIO’s should consider according to Alistair:

1. A move up the stack

There’s less value in business users maintaining individual machines and setting up servers. What does that mean? They will ask for services rather than servers. They much rather code, test and launch with little worry about scale and availability.


2. Analytics

CIO’s will face tough decisions on which infrastructure to choose. Analytics will play a key role in the final decision. Having the ability to see which infrastructure is most profitable, most adopted, and most resilient is invaluable.

3. Frequent spikes

With the shift to the cloud, more and more developers are learning to build for cloud infrastructures. Newer versions of applications created by developers will scale up and down, taking control of as many machines as possible for less time.

So what can CIO’s do to prepare for the above changes? Check out the rest of Alistair’s post to find out.

This brief overview into the challenges and solutions of moving to the cloud is just the beginning. If you’re interested in deepening your knowledge of the cloud, Cloud Connect is a can’t miss event that will take place in Santa Clara, February 13-16.

Alistair, along with a dynamite track chair list of industry veterans, will be instructing in-depth workshops and sessions geared toward teaching you the ins and outs of cloud computing.

Also featured at Cloud Connect are a series of rapid-fire keynotes presented in a TED talk fashion. With plenty of new concepts and ideas circulating the conference, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to refine or even redefine your knowledge of the cloud.

So what’s the next step for you? If cloud computing is your thing or if it’s something you’re looking to get a better understanding of, register for the Cloud Connect event. You won’t want to miss out!



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