I'm doing a cloud data integration and analysis lunch/panel-discussion next month at Gordon Ramsay's Claridges in front of a small group of industry experts. This means that right now, I'm doing some planning in terms of gathering discussion points.
Note to self: remember not to ask for brown sauce at Claridges.
OK so the discussion will centre around the real issues companies are experiencing when they move to the cloud. Here's some of what I though I would ask.
- What is the main barrier to cloud adoption in your business at the moment?
- Which sections of your company do you feel are most opposed to and (conversely) most interested in bringing in cloud services?
- Do you think we understand yet that old school approaches to architecture will not always work in the cloud?
- What is really driving the creation of big data?
- SMBs understand the cloud's advantages in terms of cost savings and effeciency, big enterprises don't (to the same degree) - discuss?
- Paradigm shifts in technology occur roughly every 5 years, where will cloud be in 2017, or at the end of the decade at least?
- Cloud data integration analysis project day 1, we're all in the "situation room" ... what are the first 3 items we need on the agenda?
- Do companies see cloud computing as a means to competing in their specialist markets with greater strength?
- Do companies understand that they need to build (or use) a formal "framework" for adoption of cloud services if it is to be done efficiently?
So there you have it -- and the reason for my blog? I hope it's obvious. Do you think this covers off some of the most pertinent issues in the cloud industry or have I missed something obvious?