Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Top 10 Essential Truths of Cloud Computing

I admit I'm writing this post in a slightly sleep deprived state. (If this post makes no sense you've been warned) As I ponder the possibilities of endless diaper changes at 2am, I had a few insights about the shift currently underway in both business and computing.

One - I don't know about you, but if I have to install a piece of software on my desktop, I won't. My first essential Truth of Cloud Computing is any consumer software created today, not in the cloud (on the internet), should be in the cloud.

Two - the browser is the only desktop application requirement.

Three - I'm calling the DevOps Truth.
When it comes to infrastructure - Anything that can be automated, should be automated.

Four - Simplicity is always better than complixity.

Five - Open is better than closed.

Six - Value is money made or money saved.

Seven - My customers customer is my customer.

Eight -  Empower your customers to be successful and in return you will be.

Nine - The OS doesn't matter.

Ten - Information wants to be free.

I'm sure there's more, please add your own essential truths to the comments.
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