“Every IT function you can think of is available as a cloud-based service these days: email and communications, payroll, human resources, file sharing, analytics — the list goes on. Cloud services are often used by newer companies with no legacy infrastructure, but they’re also pitched to replace existing on-premises systems. That’s when the trouble starts, said Curtis Peterson, vice president of operations at RingCentral Inc., a provider of cloud-based business communications services that is an alternative to legacy PBX systems.
While higher-level executives may be open to the idea of cloud-based services, more entrenched, operational IT staffers — so-called server huggers — often are not.”
“If we don’t own it, we can’t control it.”
“I can run it better.”
“I can provide end users with all the training they need.”
“My users need services only at the office.”
Thanks to Alex Barrett and Search Data Marketing