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It’s not just about size. Public cloud is someone’s front office, but private cloud is someone’s back office. I’ve seen only a relative few good back offices, even fewer great back offices. I’ve never seen a back office that was world class, Type A, game changer, best of breed, etc.
Your back room is somebody else’s front room. Back rooms by definition will never be able to attract YOUR BEST. We converted ours into someone else’s front room and insisted on getting THEIR BEST. This is what outsourcing is all about.
Jack Welch, former CEO of GE
From Jack: Straight from the Gut
The economics of back office clouds will never come close to front office clouds.
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