Not too long ago, I introduced the concept of personalities being associated with applications. The underlying purpose was to profile them so that we can determine the strategic and tactical steps we can take to manage their complex environment. However, as we architect the enterprise to transform to the cloud across the right mix of cloud environments, some of these applications are likely to be replaced by service providers who need to be managed as well. This raises the question in my mind as to whether the concept of application personalities could be extended to service providers. I wonder.