Self-Service Doesn't Mean End User IT
Submitted by Bernard Golden on Thu, 2010-09-23 16:54
I'm bemused by discussions I see that assert cloud computing's self-service means the end of IT. I saw a blog post today that said end users would write their own apps because of cloud computing self-service.
All of this overlooks a raw fact: writing applications is hard. Mashing up some widgets is definitely within the ken of end users, but creating a web-based, data-driven, scalable, elastic application integrated with the corporate identity system, incorporating monitoring, management, and security is not trivial. Or easy. Or simple.