Sun, Apr 15 2012 23:13
Justifying the best solution
You know what's sad? I've heard of several consultants say that they are having to justify to their clients the solutions they are providing to them. Even if the client has a slow DSL, has a big fat thick client requirement that the marketing of the cloud, the overwhelming "You are dumb to be having an on premise solution" is impacting perceptions of customers. Even if an on premise solution is the best solution, consultants are starting to have to justify this.
Cloud solutions are v1. (seriously even if Office 365 is the second cloud version for Microsoft). They still need a lot of work. See this for a good write up on where they need work: http://redmondmag.com/articles/2012/04/01/3-reasons-office-365-could-ultimately-fail.aspx
But obviously that need for large firms to have monthly revenue streams means that they are putting their marketing dollars behind it and it's having an impact.
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