Sorry Oracle, you’re out. Now officially the sole contenders in the bid for the Department of Defense’s $10B cloud computing contract are Microsoft and Amazon. For a variety of reasons, it makes no sense that the government would hand over a ten-year, $10B cloud services contract to Amazon. Time will tell on this front, but my money is on Microsoft.
Should cloud partnerships fail, CIOs need to have well-defined cloud computing exit strategies on standby. Here’s why.