Monday, July 27, 2009

IT Portfolio Management & Cloud Computing

Earlier today, I presented at iCMG’s Architecture World 09 about the impact of Cloud Computing on IT Portfolio Management.   I started the discussion with a quick review, and an overview of Cloud Computing.  The first set of slides came from my Cloud Computing overview and case study.  Then, I spoke with IT Portfolio Management and its relationship to other IT management practices and IT Governance.

I reviewed IT Portfolio Management in the context of shared services and Cloud Computing.  Here are some of the key points:

  • Cloud Computing lowers the barriers and risks for enterprises to experiment with new ideas (i.e. rapid prototyping and experimenting).  This is a huge benefit and capability for the enterprise.
  • Cloud Computing makes it much easier for enterprises to perform ongoing financial analysis (i.e. TCO).  For example, Cloud Computing billing, by itself, facilitates understanding of the costs with more precision, because its delivery model eliminates a number of the variables associated with indirect costs (which are often the main contributors to different results)…
  • With Cloud Computing, it is much faster to measure benefits due to readily available analytics…

You can find the slides here.

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