Governance in the Cloud and the role of IT
The debate of the role of IT in the Cloud landscape has been ongoing for some time. My view is that IT has a role to play, but it is not the same role that it plays today. IT is required to manage the vendor relationship, negotiate contracts, support and administer the system, design and deliver integration, migrate and protect data, ensure compliance, and provide governance. It is the protector of the system, the business adviser, and the procurement expert.