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April 23, 2009


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David, Business Technology Roundtable

I agree with Byron Patrick, there are several approaches to deploying cloud services, from a growing variety of service providers that meet the IT and networking needs or both large and small companies.

Gartner, Inc. has a different perspective than McKinsey. Only time will tell who had the most accurate assessment. More detail on Gartner's view is available here http://bit.ly/VyptG

Byron Patrick, CPA.CITP, MCSE 2003

This is a lame report that really doesn't have a realistic scenario they are evaluating. For a large enterprise they likely already have their technical operations in a data center and are access the data via an internet connection... be it VPN, TS or something else. Effectively they are already living in the cloud. Additionally using the Amazon infrastructure when you are already invested in a data center makes no sense to even suggest.

In addition the Amazon infrastructure in only one of many clouds in the sky, and we all know clouds come in many shapes.

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