IDG Contributor Network: Preventing a (cloud) mutiny

One of the greatest reservations about the cloud is whether it’s wise, or even beneficial, to relinquish control of the infrastructure to a third party. This is a question you’ve likely asked yourself, and have heard repeatedly from your team members. In some cases, the move to the cloud may be viewed as a threat to job security.

IT teams are used to owning their own stuff. With the cloud, IT teams no longer need to purchase hardware and software, and hook it all up. Gone are the racks and the blinking lights. Moving to the cloud requires a change in ownership and mindshare. For many of us, it’s not a comfortable proposition.

But how much control are we really giving up? I contend that it’s not as much as we may believe.

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from InfoWorld Cloud Computing