Embrace the Cloud
You can't match its capability.
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Last Revised: October 31, 2011
- The growth of platform-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service providers enables IT to look at alternatives to providing these services directly through IT staff or facilities.
- Many organizations are still leery of the cloud and hesitate to consider it as a serious option for IT applications or infrastructure.
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In many cases these services can be implemented faster and for lower initial cost than the in-house alternative. And often, the quality of these services is better than that provided internally.
There are four main drivers of cloud adoption:
- Open new doors: It lets smaller organizations do things they wouldn’t normally be able to afford.
- Fast deployment: Testing a new idea without committing significant internal resources
- Rapid change: The ability to ramp up or down, or to deploy resources in hours rather than weeks
- Flexibility: Scale up or down if cyclical or seasonal demand greater resources
Impact and Result
- Adapt to the business model changing suddenly and unpredictably
- Adopt new technologies (e.g. mobile, social) and develop new strategies
- Respond to an increase in client & staff demand and sophistication
- Think strategically: You can't cut your way to success, and the status quo is expensive
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