Cloud computing has gone from being scoffed at by CIOs to being one of the top two CIO concerns of 2010. TechRepublic and ZDNet recently did a Webcast in which ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and I discussed the full range of issues that IT leaders face when considering if and how to implement cloud computing.
Some of specific topics included:
- The different flavors of cloud computing
- Security concerns
- Compliance with the cloud
- Private cloud vs. public cloud
- Bringing legacy code to the cloud
- How the cloud will affect IT jobs
I would describe this as a very frank and lively discussion, including some interaction with the live audience. If you're grappling with cloud deployment, you'll definitely want to listen to this one.
Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.