Package your existing applications for automatic deployment into clouds.
Written by Jarek Miszczyk
The vast majority of IT professionals today understand that cloud computing constitutes a fundamental paradigm shift in how the software solutions are marketed, distributed, and deployed. I contend that there are two fundamental features of cloud computing that will guarantee its success in the marketplace: self-service and automation.
Laws and regulations require that users be given only enough authority to do the tasks associated with their jobs. In addition, auditors require IT departments to reduce the number of "powerful" users on the system. As a result, the programming staff comes under scrutiny. Why? Because they have often been given lots of power in the past. In i5/OS terms, that means programmers have been given the *ALLOBJ special authority. The question I am often asked is, "What authorities do programmers need to do their jobs?" Unfortunately, the answer is, "That depends." This article looks at how you can determine the answer to this question for your environment and also explains what authorities programmers do not need.