He knows his IaaS from his SaaS. He can easily discuss TPaaS and UCaaS. No wonder the likes of Cisco want to hear from him.
In ‘Crossing the Bridge: Five Cloud Services You Should Pay Attention To,” Allstream director of Marketing (and frequent expertIP contributor) Dax Nair gives an overview of how cloud computing is creating new opportunities for business. However he also recognizes the cloud requires some strategic decision-making:
Most applications currently consumed by companies through premise-based deployments are now available from the cloud. However, the appetite to avail of a cloud services vary from business to business and is often dependent on the type of service in question. While an overlay SaaS service may be perceived as a logical step forward, an IaaS service may be deemed disruptive to the existing environment.