This article is the third in a series discussing key strategies a company’s IT leadership should consider in making a move to the cloud. Part 1 covered what the cloud is and why it should be attractive to most organizations. Part 2 discussed some of the key decisions that need to be made in planning the move. Part 3 examines the impact of the transition on the IT organization.
As asserted in our previous two articles, moving to the cloud, for most enterprises, is a strategic shift in the application of technology resources that fundamentally changes the way the company does business. At the center of this shift is the way in which the enterprise’s technology is deployed. This particular shift is not uniquely an impact on the technology. One of the most directly affected IT resource is the IT organization itself.