Due to a “generational” mentality in enterprises, it could be decades before enterprises shake off their security concerns and adopt cloud computing beyond testing and development, Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president for Database Server Technologies at Oracle, told ZDNet UK on Tuesday.
“The current generation [of enterprise decision makers], they’re probably going to have to die out before they accept the cloud as a safe place,” Mendelsohn said. “I think [cloud adoption] is going to be a generational thing.”
A great article talking about the enterprise’s view on the cloud and how that could shape and affect adoption. It’s on of those divisive topics, many organizations might have genuine fears in adopting cloud technology in terms of data privacy, security and liability, but there is also an economic and organizational reality. Competition and agility, the old ways of doing things of building servers, separate functions within IT, separate roles and responsibilities are not best suited to providing an agile infrastructure which can keep pace with business needs, the ‘on-boarding’ a new customer tomorrow scenario. Are we going to go cloud in the enterprise overnight across business lines? No, but we will be adopting specific usage cases and looking at leveraging the technology where it’s appropriate and once it’s in place, it’s not necessarily that much of a challenge to re-deploy or integrate into other applications or usage scenarios.