VIDEO Traditional IT outsourcing has been challenging enough, but what about moving infrastructure and data out of the organization to a third party? Our two debaters tackle their toughest question yet

The CIO’s big cloud decision: On-premise or off?
For some technology decision-makers, cloud computing is just outsourcing by another name. For others, it’s much more complicated — and risky.
 
In the third clip of our latest episode in the CIO Canada Debate, we asked David Rea, senior vice-president at Innovapost, and Carlos Silva, IT director at Ontario’s Clean Water Agency, to talk about one of the most contentious issues around cloud computing. While most Canadians have shown a predisposition for “private cloud” scenarios where compute infrastructure and data continues to be run locally, some experts say it’s not really cloud computing (and all its promised benefits) unless you’re moving IT off-premise to a third party provider. 
 
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