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Digital trends rhoton-20111205
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Digital trends rhoton-20111205
Digital trends rhoton-20111205
Digital trends rhoton-20111205
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  • 1. Business Perspectives on Cloud Computing John Rhoton Digital Trends 2011, Athens Green ICT and Cloud Computing30/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 1
  • 2. Agenda • Assessment – Financial, Risk, Strategic • Adoption • Challenges • Guidance30/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 2
  • 3. Two views of technology evolution No pivotal innovation vs. Very disruptive impact Network effects Competitive THEN Economy Price • Application Service Provider of Scale • Web Hosting Service • Managed Hosting Service NOW Accelerated • Software-as-a-Service Improved development • Platform-as-a-Service functionality • Infrastructure-as-a-Service Multi-tenancy. Virtualization. Utility billing. These aren’t new – Increased Adoption just a gradual evolution. The right conditions can create market disruption for evolutionary improvements.30/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 3
  • 4. Financial Assessment• Software• Hardware• Facilities• Operations30/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 4
  • 5. Risk Assessment • Data leakage • Rogue clouds • Data loss – Employee dissatisfaction • Service loss – Unmanaged applications – Insecure data • Compliance • Lock-in • Competitive disadvantage • Internal risks30/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 5
  • 6. Strategic Assessment • IT Support – Intellectual Property – Knowledge Management – Service Delivery • Agile Enterprise – Core competency – Modular services – Ecosystem30/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 6
  • 7. Private to hybrid evolution • Resource Efficiencies • Operational Efficiencies • Sourcing Efficiencies30/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 7
  • 8. Candidate applications • Low risk, high return • Test and Development • Externalised applications – Isolate threats, malware • Redundancy – Geographical – Organizational – Technological30/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 8
  • 9. Design challenges • Integration • User management • Reliability • Governance / SLAs • Security The most common cause of failure is underestimating these challenges30/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 9
  • 10. Concerns and risk mitigation Risk Mitigation Data leakage Encryption Data loss Multi-source, backup Vendor Standards, multi-source, lock-in backup, exit strategy Service loss SLA, audit, certifications Compliance SLA, audit, certifications30/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 10
  • 11. New trust basis Employees Contractors • Personal observation Physical • Personal experience Segmentation Access controls • Human Insight Partners Suppliers Auditors • Public verification Virtual Public Scrutiny Segmentation • Contracts Encryption • Compensation Experts Access controls Legal Counsel30/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 11
  • 12. Words of Advice • Start early • Engage everyone – Users, HR, Legal, Procurement,… • Be skeptical of the skeptics • Find Quick wins – Cheap, low-risk • Prepare for the long term30/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 12
  • 13. Summary • Assess cloud computing from financial, risk and strategic perspectives • Be prepared for disruption – Requires new trust strategy • Don’t underestimate the challenges • Accept the inevitable30/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 13
  • 14. Thank you! John Rhoton john_rhoton@symantec.com, john.rhoton@gmail.com www.xing.com/profile/John_Rhoton linkedin.com/in/rhoton www.amazon.com/John-Rhoton/e/B001K8TFW030/11/2011 John Rhoton – Digital Trends 2011 14

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