At this year's Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 "Cloud Computing" was characterized as an inevitable force that was summed up at one point as either "the light at the end of the tunnel" or "a train" headed straight for Microsoft partners and IT solutions providers.
Moving to the cloud is predicted to be an evolutionary process for all companies and organizations. Microsoft is obviously in support of this statement, but it was actually made by Tiffani Bova, a presenter from Gartner on "Sales Trends and the Cloud Hype". She was helping the attending partners understand how the Cloud hype and trending will affect their businesses from here on out. It was explained that though this move to the cloud is evolutionary for customers it will be a completely revolutionary change for services and solutions providers who have not yet begun to adjust their business plans.
AKG plans to conduct our due diligence for now to make sure we move correctly to best serve our customers. But we are also interested in what information our customers and other IT users, from the CIO to business uses want to know about moving to the cloud.
So what would you like to know about Cloud Computing? What do you know about moving to the cloud?
Post your responses and get the conversation started. Make sure you are headed toward the light instead of the train!