Talking Architects with Neil Ward-Dutton – Do architects love the cloud?

Well, maybe they don’t actually ‘love’ the cloud but according to the research by MWD Advisors in partnership with the IASA it appears that they are cautiously optimistic which came as quite a surprise.


Neil, Research Director from MWD talked to me recently about their involvement with IASA and what they have started to uncover in terms of the value of architects in delivering “sustainable business value from IT investment”. He argues that it’s one of the big questions out there and architects are key in guiding the right levels of investment.

The second half reveals some of the early findings of their research with IASA into the architects view on cloud computing which as I mentioned earlier were pleasantly surprising and encouraging given the need on business to continually reduce the costs of IT while still innovating in line with business needs.