The Cloud Republic
I recently chaired HP World in the Middle East. HP''s EMEA MD Peter Ryan informed us that if the Cloud was thought of as a country it would be the fifth ranked country in the world in respect of energy consumption.
Given the growing concerns over energy security and so energy cost, the decision to keep your IT in-house will be determined by whether your IT function enjoys the economies of scale to deliver greater energy efficiencies than those organisations where IT service provision is their core business.
If your CIO insists on being the king of your IT investment, it may be time for a revolution.