Cloud Computing: The Dreaded “I” Word

“The biggest worries of all are centered on what one CIO friend calls “The dreaded ‘I’ word: Integration.””

CIO.com put cloud integration in the spotlight this week. Maryfran Johnson introduces the topic in this overview:  Cloud Integration Triggers Familiar Headaches, which sets up a detailed article by Kim Nash called, “Cloud Computing:  What CIOs Need to Know About Integration.  The article features interviews with Judith Hurwitz (who calls integration “the most important issues in the cloud”), the CTO of Finra, and the CIOs of Santander Consumer USA, Shorenstein Properties, PDS Tech, Shaklee Corporation, Bay and Bay Transportation, Legg Mason, and others.

Here’s the link to the full article. And in a different, but very much related story, you might also want to check out this CIO.com article: The Politics of Cloud Apps: Beware IT Staff Unrest.

Bottom line seems to be that there may be a U in Cloud, but whatever you do, don’t forget the “Dreaded I”…

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