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Cloud Assets are still Assets that need to be Managed

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I wanted to share a few thoughts that are top of mind for me this week. The idea that moving IT capabilities to Cloud means less responsibility for managing those assets (virtualized or not). So, here are my thoughts on this:

Once you move an IT capability to the Cloud, who manages “it”? What is “it”? Contract, asset (hardware? Software?) and how are you keep track of all the “its” in the Cloud? They are Cloud assets.

Have you reduced the control you have over this IT capability? Is that a good or bad thing?

Are you now at the mercy of the service provider, and if so, how? To some degree that is what you’re paying for but do you understand what it means in a practical sense.

SOURCE: rapaconsulting.com