CIO: Clouded Vision
Be aware. Harvard Business Review has just discovered the Cloud. HBR is important and it is often the thought source that flows through the c-suite’s collective head and on down through the organisation. Whether the source is correct or not is academic. HBR is highly influential.
Over the last few years CIOs have reached a degree of comfort in respect of embracing the Cloud, recognising that the it is generally not suitable for every situation, not least the matter of legacy systems.
The CFO will be very keen on anything that:
- Offloads fast depreciating ‘assets’ from the balance sheet.
- Avoids cash outflow spikes.
- Dampens the financial risk associated with owning an IT function.
So now that HBR has blessed the Cloud model, expect to feel the heat of your CFO’s enthusiasm to move everything into the Cloud.
You might want to remind him that a similar enthusiasm was expressed for outsourcing after the dotcom crash. And that outsourcing everything including one’s controls was not a smart idea.
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