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Today, I might agree that Cloud is somewhat disruptive, but for the right vendors it will be sustaining. The mere fact that Amazon led the charge to change the purchasing model indicates that there is a desire for change in the industry just as they changed online purchasing forever. The conversation that shifts this from disruptive to sustaining is the business service management discussion regarding cost and value and the appropriate deployment option.
This comes down to the planning and the best use of service providers and technology in your environment to deliver high quality services and drive value (revenue) for your organization. We tend to focus way too much time (85% of the IT budget – 1-2% of revenue) on just operating rather than driving revenue and innovation for the business.
It’s not about The Cloud, it’s about using technology to drive revenue and differentiating services for your business.
What are you doing to drive growth for your business?
If you’ve read this blog over the past couple of years, it should be no surprise that I am a huge advocate of the theories of Clayton Christensen, author of “The Innovator’s Dilemma.” Christensen and his book were brought to mind this week by the cover story in Forbes about his severe health problems, his experience with the U..S healthcare system, and his prescriptions for how to fix it. (Read Full Article…)