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How to use Cloud Computing for Innovation

How to use Cloud Computing for Innovation

Update: 2021-02-28
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SHOW: Season 2, Show 1

OVERVIEW: From the creators of the Internet's #1 Cloud Computing podcast, The Cloudcast, Aaron Delp (@aarondelp) and Brian Gracely (@bgracely) introduce this new podcast,  Cloudcast Basics.

FRAMEWORK FOR CONSIDERATION

  1. Access to technology (immediacy)
  2. Access to technology you might not have had previously (opportunity)
  3. Ability to experiment (on-demand, lack of CAPEX)
  4. Location independence

REAL-WORLD CONSIDERATIONS:

  • In 2000, when a startup went to get VC funding, nearly their entire first round (let’s say $50M) went to buying IT equipment. The cost and timing of innovation is too steep and too slow. 
  • Now, you might get $5M to create that initial MVP (Minimum Viable Product), and not only prove the technology but also prove the business model (“finding market fit”). 
  • Great ideas no longer need a gatekeeper. Tech skills can be offloaded to cloud services. Open source software is freely available, and examples are published online. 
  • Innovation can get more immediate feedback (works, doesn’t work, market feedback), as well as iterate (or refocus) without the massive costs of completely re-tooling.  
  • Experiment with new processes that are not currently in use by your IT organization.
  • Try new HW or SW without making a significant commitment (e.g. GPUs, Global CDNs, etc.
  • Use SaaS applications to see if you can retire an aging backend system, or new ways to engage with customers.


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How to use Cloud Computing for Innovation

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