Cloud: The New Normal or Not

Cloud has been around for a couple of years now and it seems we are getting more accustomed to it. Especially software- and infrastructure-as-a-service are growing at a tremendous pace. Cloud offers organizations an agile infrastructure platform to respond to changes faster. “We used to want to sit on top of our servers. Today we’re a lot less attached to them and we outsource infrastructure management more easily. But even then, we may just as well have more control over our data than we used to have. Cloud specialists have processes and security in place to manage data with utmost care”, says Erwin Verstraelen, CIO at AVEVE and new CIOforum Board member. Is success of cloud equally big amongst our members? Difficult to say, because there are tons of different visions and definitions on cloud and there are still a lot of challenges to overcome. It seems cloud is not the new normal… yet.

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