CIOs, stop dreaming about total cloud control

CIOs have a tough job these days. They have to adopt cloud computing and, at the same time, not give up control over their systems’ processes and data.

Many CIOs are starting to regain control. Rogue clouds led in the past, with departments going around IT to make deals with SaaS and IaaS cloud providers. Today, those chickens have come home to roost, and IT is trying to make sense of the hundreds of cloud services that have been tossed back at them to manage.

The long and the short of it: You don’t want to be a CIO these days. They are tasked with moving to cloud for the operational and strategic benefits. But they are not given much more budget to do so, and they have a ton of existing rogue cloud baggage to deal with.

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