Cloud is taking over. It is the biggest thing since the Internet. And it changes the way businesses and individuals use software applications. I see the cloud as a massive enabler and this blog is about how to unlock the full value of cloud computing.
Do you remember the first time you used cloud software and the feeling of relief? You no longer had to send files back and forth!
During my time as a student we were given a lot of group assignments. This meant sending your group mates emails to update on progress. The moment you clicked send they were obsolete, because too often someone else just made changes. It was frustrating. Sharing a file in the cloud enabled us to collaborate in one document!
Today we all use cloud software, at least in private life. We enjoy our smartphones and an abundance of apps that come with it. Most of these apps are in the cloud or even cloud-native; Google Docs, Office 365, Netflix, Spotify, Twitter are just a few that come to mind. But how’s the situation when you go to work on Monday?
Companies are still struggling to move to the cloud, because they are so stuck in their outdated IT infrastructure. Besides that, there is a lack of understanding the cloud. And who can blame them if you see the official definition?
Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
This blog is really about stripping away the technical jargon and making cloud understandable for a broader audience, besides the CIO. Cloud really is a gateway to modernisation. It enables business growth and innovation. And I would love to see more people getting the most out of it.
With this in view, I am happy to announce a couple a blog posts regarding all kind of cloud-related topics. I hope you all enjoy reading my posts and are able to make use of it when adapting cloud computing, whether you are a cloud consumer or provider of cloud services.