10 things a CxO should know about cloud computing
Today more than ever, organizations need to secure their competitive advantage and to cope with the volatility and the ever increasing globalization of the markets. While facing these challenges, CxOs should consider IT as an enabler for their strategy. This is especially the case as a technological shift is occurring in the IT space: Cloud computing.
The Cloud allows for improved IT resources optimization, virtually unlimited scalability and greater flexibility, all at a contained cost. As a result, Cloud adoption is spreading rapidly and represents a new opportunity that companies should not ignore given its profound impact.
Although not new as a concept, Cloud computing is new in its generalized application to all IT services and is the next step in the relentless journey of corporate IT. However, expectations about the merits and implications of Cloud computing are different from organization to organization. With this in mind, we will highlight 10 key aspects of Cloud computing, ranging from its impact on corporate strategy to what it means to your capital expenditure and operational expense, including organizational, security and integration challenges.
Not only do we look at main advantages and existing solutions, but as well we will underline the risks that Cloud computing technology entails and what can be done to address these.