I was interested to read Stacey Higginbottom’s article yesterday regarding her thoughts on theForrester report ‘Cloud Broker – A New Business Model Paradigm’. Like Higginbottom, I am intrigued by the proposition that cloud providers might become one-stop shops for all computer resources, including short term human resourcing. However, I was equally struck by both the intricacy of the business-model proposed and thepotential de-personalisation that might occur if implemented for real, in particular for Digital Asset Management projects.
There are numerous issues to consider. Immediately apparent is the inherent complexity of the full cloud broker model. With an architecture that resembles a ‘Frankenstein’s monster’ of traditional business paradigms, I wonder about the risks of such a multifaceted approach if put into practice. It is certainly my opinion that the more moving parts, the greater the potential for failure, whatever the mechanism involved