During an impromptu discussion before the official shoot, John Harris of GSK explained why CIOs pay attention to the “cloud vendor wars” but why they take these debates, and the resulting blog frenzy, with a grain of salt. As the chair of the UK Corporate IT Forum, Harrisa talks frequently to his CIO peers about how they view the cloud marketplace. Dennis had the camera rolling and the resulting talk shed light on the role of bloggers in CIO influence and how peer discussions frame the issues.

Show Notes

0:20 The Oracle cloud “announcements” – “we do pay attention”

Watching the cloud space – with a critical eye

3:07 The role of the “provocative” blogosphere and peer-to-peer conversations