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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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One response to “On Cloud Adoption”

  1. Peter Fretty (@pfretty)

    Obviously there are aspects that businesses need to address before any migrations (i.e. security, stability, etc.). But as many of these key points stress, engaging the user base to understand exactly what is needed/desired before putting the solution in place needs is crucial as well. Ideally, this level of engagement should continue throughout the process. This is especially true with cloud deployments. IT needs to pay close attention to the experience and making sure the solution addresses requirements without making unnecessary changes to the user’s daily processes. It also helps when you can find providers capable of effectively matching user needs and desires with sensible cloud solutions. VMWare offers a needs assessment that can serve as a solid starting point (