The world of business is changing. Disruptive shifts in power are forcing
everyone to question the established status quo. In particular, savvy chief
executives are tasking IT organizations to help create compelling customer
experiences, support new business models and adopt agile operational
That's why the vast majority of IT and business leaders are joining forces on
the organizations’ most pressing commercial needs and wants. They seek an
open and flexible business technology foundation that's an enabler, rather
than an inhibitor, to meaningful and substantive workflow progress.
Forward-thinking executives believe cloud services can empower them to
achieve their strategic business outcomes. Moreover, they want their whole
leadership team to collaborate across the business, developing a
comprehensive IT strategy that utilizes existing infrastructure inv... (more)
The Business Case for Hybrid Cloud Services Adoption
Forging a viable business technology strategy for today’s global networked
economy is a high priority for most forward-thinking CEOs across the globe.
Their guidance to CIOs is to create the fusion between existing IT
infrastructure and modern cloud services. Moreover, the shift to a Hybrid IT
model must support the organization’s key commercial expansion objectives.
The savvy leaders who have a superior approach can extract greater value from
their legacy IT investments, and launch new initiatives based upon public and
Like any new business technology, the early development of cloud services can
be a little confusing -- as some descriptions are still open to
interpretation. However, the dialog is helpful, because it enables us to
focus on the true business value of data center resources.
According to Forrester Research, cloud computing platforms are more than
shared multi-tenant infrastructures on the public Internet. There are three
infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud deployment options available; each
has unique characteristics and economics.
Forrester’s three cloud service scenarios follo... (more)
The anticipated benefits from adopting managed cloud services have reached
the executives suites of many corporations. Proactive CEOs and CFOs are
pushing their IT leadership team to seek out actionable information and
There's also a constant stream of service providers announcing new offerings
-- and the momentum is becoming a global phenomenon. As a result, Forrester
Research has witnessed an expanding number of client inquiries around cloud
The acceleration in market development has been building for some time now.
Forrester analysts responded to more than... (more)
While the decisive CEOs have a digital transformation agenda, those companies
executing plans to re-imagine their business models are in the minority. And
yet, the early-adopters now using cloud computing are enabled to respond
quickly to changing market conditions. In contrast, the laggards are
undecided and risk falling further behind.
This is a global phenomena, where the industry and local market leaders are
able to enact their transition with limited interference or threats from more
traditional competitors. Just consider the current status-quo within the
United Kingdom, as ... (more)