The coming of the cloud corporation: Cloud is about the organisation changing rather than IT changing
To see cloud computing as the mere outsourcing of computing to the “cloud” is to miss the collaborative and innovative potential of this shift. Dr Venters explores the need to learn the lessons from the PC era of the 1980s to effectively understand how Cloud Computing might change enterprises. He posits that we need to think about how we can manage a different type of IT led organisation – something he terms the cloud corporation. This has important lessons for public and private enterprise – as new forms of system emerge which challenge their ways of working (e.g. SmartCities and the Urban-Operating-System).