Platforms that focus on improving the entire application delivery lifecycle (and not just SDLC) is a key catalyst for business agility. Hence there should be a conscious focus on improving the app delivery lifecycle for maximum business value and cloud will fit in it naturally.
According to the author – “Cloud is the next best thing since sliced bread, isn’t it? It increases responsiveness, gives a business agility, and it enables new business models. Well, it seems not. Nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of UK IT managers think that cloud computing has no relevance to their business. Is it fear? Are security and privacy concerns the main barriers for cloud adoption as stems from most related surveys? Or should we ask the CEO instead of the CIO? Apparently there is a mismatch between expectations (or promises) around cloud and how a large group of people perceive it. My conclusion? We should just stop talking about cloud. It doesn’t help your business, cloud is irrelevant!”
I would definitely agree on the message of this article: cloud is only a an enabler, a technique to delivery. A delivery model. If we focus on improving the overall ALM processes, cloud will fit in it naturally.