Cloud Content Management Is Not About Cost SavingsJune 1, 2012 No Comments
I recently copied my music library from a server sitting in my garage to Google Play in the cloud. Well, most of it anyway. After a week of round the clock uploading, I still had a few thousand tracks left on my hard drive when I hit Google’s quota limit. I didn’t go through this exercise because I was too cheap to buy more storage for my home server. I migrated my media to the cloud because I wanted easy access to my music from anywhere, at any time, from any device. As I talk with organizations about what to do with their content management infrastructure, I find the same dynamic at work. Sure they would love to save some money in the data center, but the real driver is the need for people to access the content they depend on to do their jobs from outside the firewall.