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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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2 responses to “Moving To The Cloud – Internal Business Considerations”

  1. Varadharajan Krishnamoorthy

    Good post, Ben. The biggest issue is the negativity of IT managers. Most of the organisations are slow to move because the pitch of cloud has to go through the IT guys. Yesteryear IT systems meant some basic knowledge to understand the jargons of IT. Hence people happily delegate the new pitch also to IT guys. Not only they feel threatened but they do everything to delay or bury such pitches to the organisation. Tech companies selling cloud products/services also talk too much around IT systems and happy to meet the IT guys and leave it there. Any cloud company who takes a different selling approach will bring in some fresh air and will contribute to the cloud eco system.

    Your idea of engaging HR to bring about the change is an excellent idea. Otherwise it happens top-down whenever it happens.

  2. Moving to the Cloud – External Business Considerations

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