#E2sday: On-Premise vs. The Cloud in the Enterprise

|   Mar 2, 2011

Companies across the globe are engaging in what seems to be the great IT debate of this decade: cloud or on-premise? As the need for ample storage and bandwidth grows, and as businesses become more mobile, there’s a strong demand for a solution that can address these challenges. At the same time, powerful regulations often trump all other decision points. Today’s #E2sday looks at the ongoing, evolving question: will enterprise software be delivered in the cloud, or locally installed appliances?


#E2sday: On-Premise vs. The Cloud in the Enterprise


  • I believe the answer is; “both”.
    There are too many styles and types of businesses and each has with its own plan. This is shown in the excellent infographic. Control and security will remain a concern for the larger businesses who have enough resources to create their own intra-cloud.

    thanks for the great work

    Commented on March 2, 2011 at 1:11 pm
  • Excellent infographic. Supports what we’ve been doing for the past 8 years in Knoxville! I appreciate the graphic.

    Commented on March 2, 2011 at 8:05 pm
  • Thanks for this great infographic. FYI – there is a #net2thinktank discussion going on this month about nonprofit use of the cloud, including in Africa. I crossposted this infographic to help explain what we’re talking about – hope you don’t mind, and would welcome your insights as well.

    Link: http://www.kabissa.org/blog/march-net2-think-tank-cloud-computing

    To quote myself from there: “I do think the considerations are a little different for many in Africa, especially those working in places with limited or costly Internet connectivity (who can’t hang on the Internet to edit a document) or working on sensitive issues (who can’t entrust their data storage or contacts to a third party).”



    Commented on March 3, 2011 at 8:22 am
  • Great Infographic showing the on vs off debate. But I don’t think that enterprises will decide this formally and by themselves. I observe a trend where employees start using cloud apps despite the company IT offerings – they are easy, cheap, and you can access them anywhere. You can read my post at http://www.visionsforhr.com/2011/03/the-cloud-is-coming-to-you/

    In the end, that will tip the scale in favor of cloud. And yes, we will have legacy for a long time, there will not be a radical switch.

    Commented on March 6, 2011 at 4:38 am
  • Incredible Infographic Socialcast. Wow. What do you use to put this together? Just Photoshop? Or is there some special program “out there” floating around on the internet that makes AMAZING Infographics… lol – I doubt it, but none the less I figured I would ask.

    Very nicely done, and incredibly informative! Already made note of this page.


    Commented on July 7, 2011 at 4:16 am

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