This article, written by Laton McCartney, first appeared on CIOZone.com and is re-posted here courtesy of Information-Security-Resources.com
It’s too early to gauge the full impact that cloud computing will have on the responsibilities and priorities of chief information officers, but some changes are already evident.
Clearly, CIOs will serve as the change agents as the cloud becomes more pervasive through the enterprise.
They’ll likely need to educate fellow C-level executives from the CEO and CFO on down as to how cloud computing can benefit the organization - and where it may fall short or create security problems.
Likely it will be up to the IT chief to act as a relationship and portfolio manager in negotiating with cloud service providers and monitoring their performance.
And that’s just for starters. Here are five ways the cloud could alter the CIO position