The new lock-in – the cloud, in short, is sticky

The new lock-in – the cloud, in short, is sticky
Great summary from Matt Asay of Infoworld about cloud strategy from an ISV's perspective.

“When Microsoft said it wouldn’t rule out putting Windows in the open source domain, people scoffed — but it could be a shrewd business move for the cloud era”…

“It turns out switching costs in the cloud are equal to or greater than what they were in the on-premise era.”…

“Once I build my app on AWS or, more poignantly, dump my corporate data into Salesforce, the likelihood that I’m going to be able to easily switch is less than zero.” …

What if Microsoft really did open-source Windows? by Matt Asay