If you are leading an IT organization that is not currently leveraging cloud services, you should assume that your competitors are already ahead of you in reaping the rewards. So, spread those arms wide and give the cloud a giant hug.
As leaders strive to inject growth and innovation into their companies in the next few years, information technology managers are no longer faced with the choice of whether or not to embrace the cloud as a critical aspect of their strategy. The cloud has already changed every aspect of our approach and attitude toward business applications and the time to act is now.
The flexibility, scalability and affordability of cloud computing combines Software as a Service (SaaS), virtualization and utility computing in a way that makes it practical for companies of all sizes to utilize. Organizations can edit, share and store as little as an individual document, to billions of transactions in cloud databases. As the cloud has been made available to businesses so, too have consumers been empowered with its ubiquitous availability. The wide adoption of Apple’s iCloud is one example of consumer acceptance of “everywhere computing” paid for by a simple monthly fee. The expectations of the functionality, storage and security of what is available to technology users is therefore increasing everyday
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