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How to avoid “Cargo Cult” clouds


If you think all you need to do to solve all your IT problems is to add a cloud, think again.

Cargo cults sounds like an urban legend, but they’re not. There really were South Pacific tribes that believed if they simply made fake airplanes, real airplanes would appear bearing radios, TVs, trucks and everything else they ever desired. These cargo cults flourished after World War II. After all, these people had seen thousands of Americans, with endless goods, appear out of nowhere bearing riches beyond their imagination. Then they disappeared. The people reasoned that if they made planes too and acted like Americans, the spirits would surely bless them with material goods too. They were wrong.

You may think these people were foolish. Before you cast stones you might want to look at your own IT house.

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