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When Joe Drouin joined Kelly Services Inc. as CIO three years ago, the Troy, Mich.-based company was in the middle of a business transformation -- and enterprise cloud computing, it turned out, was the solution. More on cloud risks IT executives weighing cloud risks against the benefits Advice for dealing with the top 10 risks in public cloud computing The regionally focused staffing service was fast becoming a global solutions provider, supplying software engineers, accountants, lawyers, scientists and other professionals to the world's largest and not-so-large companies. "When I came in, I had to reassess IT strategy to be able to deliver solutions that would span the close to 40 countries Kelly was operating in, and reach customers and suppliers regardless of where they were located," Drouin recalled. The $5 billion company lacked the infrastructure to reach all its offices and branches, let alone a global constituency of clients and suppliers. Fortunately for Drouin, enterprise cloud computing was starting to take off. "It was a perfect platform for me ... Access >>>
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