Cloud realities: Lessons so far

Summary:On March 13, ZDNet hosted a live panel featuring four cloud-seasoned CXOs that discussed the benefits gained, lesson learnt and the challenges that remain from practical experience based on experience from cloud deployments.

Cloud is just a delivery mechanism for achieving business outcomes — cost savings, speed, agility, and automation.

On March 13, ZDNet hosted a panel featuring four cloud-seasoned CXOs that discussed the realities of their choices for or against the cloud, and the results that followed.

Live from Oracle's CloudWorld conference, ZDNet was joined by Andrew Henderson, CIO at ING Direct; Peter Alexander, CIO of the Federal Department of Treasury; Damian Cronan, CTO at Mi9; and Bob Evans, Oracle SVP of Communications and contributor to Forbes.

This was a discussion that skirted the cloud-hype, and focused on the perspectives based on experience and hard-learned lessons.

Topics: Cloud, Australia


Suzanne Tindal heads up a team of keen ZDNetters, including journalists Luke Hopewell, Josh Taylor and Michael Lee. You can follow them all on Twitter: @engochick, @joshgnosis, @lukehopewell, @mukimu. Happy listening!

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