Deployment of cloud solutions has gained speed the last couple of years. A large part of that is driven by consumer services. Dropbox for sharing files, Skype for video conference, apps on smartphones etc.
The expectations of the consumers are transferred to the business environments and creates challenges. Both meeting expectations and establishing security in an ever developing environment puts most IT departments to the test. On the other hand cloud solutions also deliver a lot of value for money, less complexity, lower dependency on having own specialist resources etc.
To gain the benefits and manage the challenges a strategy for cloud solutions should be discussed, agreed and maintained.
Some inspiration on cloud challenges can be found in an interview with Peter Laustsen, partner in IT-Lighthouse, discussing Carlsbergs experience from cloud introduction published by MeetTheBoss.tv.