Cisco predicts: Business-leading IT to operate private app-stores
By Carol Ko 04-Jan-2012
In 2012, the IT industry can expect to see a much more robust product lifecycle management approach in managing cloud services as end consumers begin their 'cloud shopping spree.' Whichever cloud services to adopt, businesses are advised to incorporate cloud computing into their overall IT strategy, start small, and pay attention to change management, according to Cisco.
In an interview with Asia Cloud Forum, Cisco Asia Pacific's CTO of Cloud and Chairman of the Asia Cloud Computing Association Bernie Trudel (pictured) outlines Cisco’s key investments in cloud computing in 2011, how Cisco helped Singapore Temasek Polytechnic to build a "Green Data Center," and how IT may present the business case for cloud adoption to the senior management. Excerpts below:
Asia Cloud Forum: What was your company’s most important investment in cloud computing in 2011?
Describe one of your company’s most successful customer deployments of cloud service in 2011.
"In public sector settings, cloud computing provides agility in terms of procurement and acquisition process and timelines."
-- Bernie Trudel, CTO of Cloud at Cisco in APAC, and chairman of Asia Cloud Computing Association