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(10-Sept-10) Is there really such a thing as a perfect IT organization? In spite of intelligent, experienced, well-meaning managers and staff, they all suffer to some extent from bad habits, sloppy processes, or poorly defined initiatives that hamper efficient operation of the department.

If you’re currently planning a move to the cloud, there is good news and bad news for any poor IT habits your department may be harboring: The bad news is that moving to the cloud will not automatically fix--and may in fact exacerbate--your organization’s sloppy IT practices. If your IT department is inefficient, moving to the cloud will simply move that inefficiency to a new environment--one over which you exercise even less control than you do currently.

But here’s the good news: Although it’s true that opportunities entail risks, it’s also true that risks provide opportunities. And moving to the cloud is an opportunity for you to purge some of those bad IT habits.

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Published: September 10, 2010
Last Revised: December 7, 2010

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