Displaced Vendors in Cloud Computing IT Security
Cloud computing has changed the way everyone goes about Information Technology nowadays; so much so that software vendors are having a hard time finding their place in this cloud-computing-dominated world as well as the IT value chain in general.
IT organizations have changed so much that non-cloud software vendors may find themselves going the way of the horse and buggy when cars first came along.
Cloud computing has affected the way people went about automation
Requirements, job opportunities, the relationship between operations groups and application groups, and cost allocation.
Being able to work in-the-cloud on a pay-per-use basis (or, at times, even without paying for it) has opened a lot of doors for more affordable small-to-medium business overhead expenses.
You don't need to pay an arm and a leg to software and hardware vendors anymore in order to get your IT business started. All you need is a computer, a dedicated Internet connection, email, and a web browser, and you have enough to run your office.
Virtual office packages are usually located in-the-cloud as well.
With that said, where does that leave vendors?
Pardon the pun, but cloud computing has left vendors in the dust
So to speak.
Going back to the car metaphor, the "Coming of the Cloud" can be compared to the assembly line manufacturing system for automobiles; they both drastically changed society almost overnight.
The same revolution is happening with IT businesses and cloud computing.
To be more specific, it's the pay-per-use model that has caused this momentum shift that has left vendors scrambling for ways to stay relevant in today's Information Age.
The same could also be said when it comes to newspapers, magazines, and other publications that have dropping subscription rates thanks in part to the instantaneous delivery of news care of the Worldwide Web.
Times really are a-changing, such that it's either you find a way to stay in-tune with your consumers, or go the way of the dinosaurs.
Cloud computing is a great substitute for large, bulk purchases required to update your servers or software packages for your line of work; you can instead get everything in-the-cloud while paying for its usage in an incremental fashion reminiscent of utility bill payment; you pay for what you use, nothing more.