Strategy and the quest for business leadership has confused CIOs but only those who think that IT operations take a back seat to IT Strategy. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Nothing could be more damaging to your career. If anything, IT Operations are Job No 1 for a CIO. They are the foundation of a successful IT capability and by extension your career! If the email doesn’t work, users cannot login to systems, or the servers are always down, cutting edge strategic thinking is of no use.
Cloud computing is the shiny new tool of IT Operations. Overlook the hype and still cloud computing shines – CIOs must master the fundamentals of cloud computing, understand its potential, master its capabilities, and craft a strategy for its use.
Toward that end, this week are starting a series on the fundamentals of cloud computing. It will walk you through the key concepts to lay the foundation of a successful cloud strategy. Hope you will find it helpful in your journey!