There has been a lot of discussion recently about cloud adoption. Will the enterprise ever move to the Cloud? Will the Federal government move toward the Cloud to reduce spending? Is the Cloud ready for “prime time” in regards to security, interoperability, and control? These are all great topics and areas that do require our focus in the years to come. However, to some extent they are missing the point of what is actually happening in the real world. In a recent report posted by InformationWeek that surveyed 500 CIOs, over half the respondents in the U.S. indicated they are “already using cloud computing”. These were CIOs responding, not developers on Amazon or Google! Another recent survey found over 67% of U.S. companies “already” use cloud computing in the form of Gmail, calendaring, or CRM. For all the posturing and positioning about the future of cloud computing, it appears the future is now at least for some companies. Moving to the Cloud seems to depends more on the Application, then it does the Cloud platform!
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About the Author
As CEO of SOASTA, Tom brings more than 30 years of experience building early stage software companies, leading two companies to successful IPOs. Tom is a regular speaker at both cloud and testing events, and has become a leading advocate in using the cloud to empower individuals and accelerate changes in how applications are built, tested and deployed. Most recently, Tom served as President and CEO of Kenamea. Prior to Kenamea, he was CEO of Dorado Corp., a financial services software provider. Previous to Dorado, he was EVP of Sagent Technology through its 1999 IPO, entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosspoint Venture Partners, and held executive positions at Digitalk Corp., Knowledgeware (KWI) and Encore Financial Services. Tom also serves on several boards in the Silicon Valley.