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A Report on the Issues Raised by the Gartner IT Council for Cloud Services

Gartner has established two Global IT Councils – one of them is on cloud computing. The council members are notable people from IT, mostly CIOs.

The report explains the issues, provides the views of the council members and provides recommendations on what is the way forward. The seven issues are:

  1. Data ownership
  2. Service level agreement
  3. Change management
  4. Technical limitation
  5. Legal jurisdiction
  6. Security
  7. Software license

Here is the link to Gartner – Global IT Council. You can get a copy of the report by registering in the site.

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List of council members:

  • Dean Del Vecchio – CIO and Chief Administrative Officer – Dow Jones
  • Joseph Flynn – CIO – Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Michael Gabriel – Executive Vice President and CIO – Home Box Office (HBO)
  • James Klinck – Vice President IT Security and Compliance – American Life Insurance Company (Alico)
  • Jørn Larssen – Senior VP Corporate IT – The Orkla Group
  • Earl Newsome – VP Global IT Services – Estee Lauder
  • Bill Piatt – CIO – International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Dario Scagliotti – CIO – Pirelli
  • Thom Sneed – CIO – Marathon Oil
  • Ken Theis – CIO – State of Michigan
  • Sergio Vezza – IT Director, Latin America – Anheuser Busch/InBev
  • David McCoy – Managing Vice President and Gartner Fellow Emeritus – Gartner
  • Daryl Plummer – Managing Vice President and Gartner Fellow – Gartner

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