Ten Ways to Induce Management to Adopt the Cloud

Ten Ways to Induce Management to Adopt the Cloud

Ten Ways to Induce Management to Adopt the Cloud

1. You Pay for Usage, Not Capacity
Old barriers to entry—such as expensive infrastructure, heavy IT involvement and costly customizations—are eliminated.

Is your company still on the fence when it comes to launching a cloud computing strategy? If so, you know that the cloud is a technology model that practically guarantees greater ease-of-tech deployment, while greatly reducing costs. And those once-prevalent concerns about security appear to be fading. Then there are the numbers: The overall cloud computing market will grow to $160 billion by 2013, according to Merrill Lynch. By the end of this year, four of every five new commercial enterprise applications will be deployed on cloud platforms, according to IDC. By the end of 2016, more than half of Global 1000 companies will have stored customer-sensitive data in a public cloud, according to Gartner. If your organization's decision-makers are still unconvinced after hearing all that, then present the issue to them using Janco Associates' 10 easy-to-digest reasons for heading into the cloud. They cover advantages ranging from cost to flexibility to speed—and even security.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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