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Why Wouldn’t You Adopt Cloud Computing?

Who needs a personal computer in every household?

Have you been exploring the cloud computing business paradigm?  Perhaps you’ve heard it getting louder over the last few years?  It certainly seems to be the case particularly in the last 6-12 months as the economic situation and environmental sustainability concerns have amplified those aspects of cloud computing.

Some will point out the lack of standards, privacy, security and data concerns, and rightfully so.  However, we’ve seen this story play out before so lets put it in context.  Other common refrains of paradigm shifts were similar.

  • Who needs a personal computer in every household?
  • The internet is only for academic and scientific research.
  • Give it (Linux) away for free?  Where’s the money in that?
  • IPTV? My TV is fine, why would I want IP Television?

As one who has worked through many of these business and technology shifts (pre-web Internet, pc adoption, mainframe to client/server, hosting, outsourcing / offshoring), I can state with confidence that cloud computing will alter the business landscape.  So why wait?

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Ray DePena worked at IBM for over 12 years in various senior global roles in managed hosting sales, services sales, global marketing programs (business innovation), marketing management, partner management, and global business development.
His background includes software development, computer networking, systems engineering, and IT project management. He holds an MBA in Information Systems, Marketing, and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a BBA in Computer Systems from the City University of New York at Baruch College.

Named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Computing Bloggers in 2009, Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing in 2010, and Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing in 2011, he is the Founder and Editor of Amazon.com Journal,Competitive Business Innovation Journal,and Salesforce.com Journal.

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