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
private cloud computing services. This is the new normal - CIOs must create
the optimal blended environment for purposeful technology-enabled innovation.
A global study of 500 hybrid cloud decision makers revealed that
organizations are increasingly integrating cloud computing and s... (more)
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 work... (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)
The process of researching, reviewing and selecting a managed or hosted
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decision makers that have never performed this task before. Like any other
process, there are some best practices.
The following candid questions will help you determine if a provider of
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examples of specific details that you should seek.
How do you select a best-fit service provider? Ask all the right questions.
Where do you start the selection process? Focus primar... (more)
As the role of cloud computing is growing around the globe, many CIOs and
other senior IT decision makers are facing challenges with their existing
network infrastructure -- to support the migration of their business
applications to the cloud. A new international study by Cisco Systems
revealed the ongoing challenges associated with public or private cloud
These latest research findings provide insight into the current state of
cloud service adoption and the chasm between IT expectations and network
realities. The survey also examines the experiences of IT profession... (more)