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McKinsey's Premature Cloud Report

McKinsey is right that Public Cloud is the domain of the small and medium business

The last few days have seen a lot of discussion over the McKinsey & Company report: Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing .   McKinsey said the cost of the Cloud is high when compared to a large enterprises ability to implement similar services in house.   They may, currently, be correct, but over time, this will likely be a differentiation that will erode.  Enterprises will need the Cloud, as new applications become Cloud dependent.  We have seen, for the first time, services move down the infrastructure stack.  For example, tagging, sharing and collaboration will become requirements for Cloud Storage.

To read more of my blog post on this subject, click here.

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Steve Lesem is President/CEO of Mezeo Software. Previously, He was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the managed hosting provider VeriCenter. He has also served in leadership positions at SafeNet, BMC Software and IBM. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the primary author of the Cloud Storage Strategy Blog (www.cloudstoragestrategy.com), which frequently sees posts picked up by publications in the IT services and Web hosting spaces.