Is the Public Cloud a place of refuge from the infighting in Enterprise IT?

There are many reasons why the public could is popular.  MSNBC has a post on how executives hate their jobs just as much as lower level employees.

Execs are just like you: They don't like their jobs, either


By Allison Linn

If you feel stuck in a job you don’t like, maybe you can take comfort in the fact that the big boss may well be in the same boat.

A new global survey of business executives finds that less than half like their jobs, although most don’t plan on leaving.

The Path Forward, a survey of 3,900 business executives from around the world conducted by consulting firm Accenture, found that only 42 percent said they were satisfied with their jobs. That’s down slightly from 2010.

And, reading about the Power of Habits reminded of a possible reason for the displeasure.  The fact that some companies are a civil war.

Companies aren’t big happy families where everyone plays together nicely. Rather, most workplaces are made up of fiefdoms where executives compete for power and credit, often in hidden skirmishes that make their own performances appear superior and their rivals’ seem worse. Divisions compete for resources and sabotage each other to steal glory.

Companies aren’t families. They’re potential battlefields in a civil war.

Then it hit me that the Data Center is the one place that all theses families (internal company teams) need to put their information.  What other place other than finance has the whole organization connecting.  The finance scenario is actually probably easier as it ultimately a money issue.  But, enterprise IT is very complex.

If you accept this difficulty of having everyone get along in enterprise IT which can be wearing and frustrating, then maybe people just want to escape the mental anguish and feuding between groups.  The lower costs and better service of a cloud environment like AWS could be the side benefits when the ultimate reason was the frustration dealing with central enterprise IT.  If you accept this as a potential reason for why users have gone to the public cloud, they are not going to be satisfied with a private cloud run by the central enterprise IT.