Virtual Clarity, a consultancy that helps multinationals make the journey to an IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) infrastructure, today released video of an interview with Virtual Clarity’s Pinky Van-Lare and Alan Nance, vice president of technology transformation at Royal Philips, in which Nance discusses his vision for how organizations can best employ cloud resources.

In the interview, Nance presents his view of the cloud not as a monolithic entity, or even a unified concept, but as a diverse set of resources available to business.

According to Nance: “The first thing we need to understand about cloud is there is no cloud. You’re really just using other people’s computers. So the question you have to ask yourself is, ‘How can I make the best use of other people’s computers?’ And for me, we want to do as much as possible on other people’s computers. And we want to do that in a way where we don’t have startup costs, we don’t have termination costs, we only pay for what we use and that it’s in a secure environment.”

Furthermore, Nance points out that in this new landscape, speed and agility are the true strategic advantages: “The next innovation can come from two guys in India with an iPhone. It’s not necessarily coming out of these historically significant R&D centers. So what that means is every company has to be more open. Every company has to think about changing the way it runs its supply chain, how it finds the new talent—and that’s not just people, but good services—how it connects to them, and how it connects to its brand. And I think that’s going to be true for every major enterprise.”

Since 2012, Nance has worked to rebuild the business technology infrastructure at Philips with an approach facilitating global on-demand consumption of public and hybrid cloud that supports enterprise IT. The full interview can be viewed here:

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