I like Euan‘s article Does Cloud Computing Mean Stormy Weather for Managers.
I’ve written before that there’s been an important shift in technological power from inside corporations to outside. Euan puts it well:
In the old days having an office used to be a symbol of status, emblematic of the ability to get things done. Now having an office means that you have to work with slower bandwidth than you have at home
And I think this is pretty on-the-money too:
So the cloud is not just the latest buzzword… it is a reflection of the shift in the relationship between organisations and the staff they employ, and a shift in how the organisation defines its boundaries with the outside world