Cloud Computing: An Introduction

Improving the Value of IT

Cloud computing has the potential to improve the value of IT. Why is cloud computing so important to business leaders like you? Read this article to gain an understanding of the benefits, challenges, and actions needed to capitalize on this transformative trend for:

  • Organizational flexibility
  • Reduced cost of infrastructure
  • Agility and rapid deployment
  • Refocus of IT resources
  • Creation of new business models

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