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Cloud computing

What could cloud computing mean for business?


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Cloud computingLike any emerging competitive technology, the facts about cloud computing are often obscured by technical jargon and confusing messages. But despite the hype, the potential business benefits as well as the strategic and business impact of cloud computing are significant.

To avoid the technical confusion that surrounds cloud computing, this report will answer the following questions in business terms:

  • How is cloud computing changing the way IT services are purchased?
  • How can cloud computing disrupt entire industries and enable new business models?
  • What legal and governance hurdles must be addressed for cloud computing to achieve its full potential?
  • What are some examples of where cloud computing makes sense today – and some where it doesn’t?

With these questions in mind, business leaders must address many complex issues and understand the key to unlocking the new opportunities presented by cloud computing.

As the market for cloud computing matures, the consumption models discussed above will likely become the standard for IT services. But until then, it’s important to understand where cloud computing makes the most sense, and where it doesn’t.

Cloud computing will play a major part in the future of IT and will present significant opportunities for companies. Although it might not be ready for every situation - at least not yet - business leaders generally agree the value is real. They know they must think strategically about how cloud computing has a potential impact and start getting ready for the outcome.

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