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Cloud computing in business: Find the right model
Cloud computing in business has led to warnings that this new model will spell the end of corporate IT departments. But is that really the case? In this issue of Modern Infrastructure: CIO Edition, contributing writer Dina Gerdeman explores how organizations including videogame developer Electronic Arts Inc. are harnessing the power of cloud computing to their business advantage by freeing up IT staff to work on strategic projects and adapting the cloud's features to improve internal IT operations.
Also in this issue, IT strategy expert Harvey Koeppel ponders the meandering, often confusing path to the adoption of cloud computing in business and shares 14 questions CIOs should ask to drive their strategy forward. And for those organizations enticed by the promises of cloud computing but not prepared to make a full commitment, we offer advice on how to build a strong hybrid cloud strategy.
Features in this issue
So, cloud spells the end of corporate IT? Not for these CIOs. They are exploiting the cloud computing model to benefit their businesses.
CIOs dissect the true enterprise costs and value of the cloud computing model -- and, in the process, secure that elusive 'seat at the table.'
Keeping the data center but keen on cloud? Take in this tip to learn about building a strong hybrid cloud strategy.
Columns in this issue
CIOs harness the power of cloud computing and fine-tune their individual cloud model to the business' benefit.
Isn't the cloud just outsourcing, the Internet? IT strategy expert Harvey Koeppel ponders the winding (and often misleading) paths to cloud adoption.
Stop debating what the cloud is and start asking these 14 questions that develop cloud strategies for the business worth talking about.