The cloud has been an amazing leap forward in computing. From an end-user level, tools such as Gmail store your messages in the cloud and you can get them from any device anywhere. DropBox lets us do the same with documents, photos and other files. And just look at all our kids do with cloud apps on their tablets and smart phones.
Meanwhile core IT apps such as ERP and productivity tools like Office are now commonly run in the cloud. Let’s face it, the momentum is moving from on-premises to cloud.
Do these successes mean IT groups should move everything to the cloud ASAP, or take a cloud-first approach to all new applications and services? Not necessarily.