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A balancing act

What cloud computing means for business, and how to capitalize on it


The "A balancing act- What cloud computing means for business, and how to capitalize on it" includes cutting-edge insights from senior professionals in the Enterprise Risk Services practices of Deloitte member firms upon utilization of cloud computing.

Cloud computing is not a passing fad. It is already a compelling computing services option for many situations, and is rapidly gaining momentum in the market. With cloud computing services, there is an alternative to traditional onsite IT resources and infrastructure. As the market matures, companies will be challenged to adopt cloud computing services models in order to remain agile and competitive.

It's a good fit with how many businesses operate today, and an even better fit with how they will operate in the future. The key benefits include cost efficiency, less upfront investment and business focus. Imagine the potential innovations a company could produce, and the market share it could capture, by entering the marketplace with that kind of speed. When compared to public and hybrid clouds, private clouds are popular largely nowadays because they give businesses the most direct control and the greatest confidence in data security and information assurance. Cloud computing has the potential to transform current operating practices by making businesses more agile and enabling them to do things that simply weren’t possible before. But those changes won't happen overnight, and there are many obstacles to overcome.

Peter Koo
Partner, Enterprise Risk Services

Eva Kwok
Associate Director, Enterprise Risk Services

Leo Fan
Manager, Enterprise Risk Services

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