First Steps To A Toe In The Cloud

The answer to the demands on today’s IT platforms can be found in  the  shape  of  cloud  computing,  which  can  provide  a  flexible solution  to  accommodate  changing  business  requirements  while still being cost - effective.

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Businesses  have  evolved  drastically  over recent years in  their reliance on  IT in  order to deliver efficient  and  therefore  more successful operations.  
As  industry  and  commerce  progress,  the demands on enterprise IT have increased, the budgets have been frozen so CTO’s need to do more with less! Traditional  business  solutions  are  gradually  becoming  outdated  as
it becomes increasingly more difficult to accommodate changes, IT applications are often compared with large shipping tankers, full of carefully  arranged  valuable  containers but  slow  to  change  course.

Most  IT  Departments  have  evolved  to  be  a  complex  state  of  in-house   solutions   and   application   packages   using   a   mix   of technologies  and  platforms.  So  it  is  not  surprising  that  they difficult to change.
Businesses  need  their  IT  system  to  be  adaptable  to  keep  up  with changing customer expectations for service which is driven by the “Internet”  companies  and  the  consumerisation  of  IT  with  “Apple”, “Facebook”,  etc.

Flexibility  is  key  when  it  comes  to  customer demands,  and  IT  solutions  need  to  be  able  to  keep  up  with constantly evolving competition.The answer to the demands on today’s IT platforms can be found in  the  shape  of  cloud  computing,  which  can  provide  a  flexible solution  to  accommodate  changing  business  requirements  while still being cost - effective. The  development  of  the  cloud  has  increased  efficiency through leveraging economies of scale to offer cost savings. The availability of  services  in  the  cloud has  enabled  companies  to  be  pro - active and ready for change, however the danger of introducing cloud is a fragmentation  of  application  functionality  and  the  creation  of islands of data.

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