Cloud economics outweigh fear of losing control

Companies today are clearly primed for wider adoption of cloud services. Whether it be private or public, all indicators show that companies face a choice of either leverage cloud to their advantage or be left behind by more agile and flexible competitors. According to Gartner’s annual predictions, by 2015, 35% of enterprise IT expenditure for most organizations will be managed outside the IT department budget. The most progressive businesses today feature business leaders who are driving ahead with innovation and growth initiatives without the input from their IT organizations. Cloud computing has empowered these business leaders to leverage technology much faster and much more efficiently than ever before.

While naturally this leaves CIOs and IT heads nervously wondering what this loss of control means for them, the dynamic and forward-thinking CIOs are thinking of how to provide valuable input in this drive towards cloud. With economic circumstances remaining uncertain and clearly no path back to the free-spending hey-day of high growth IT budgets, cloud computing is expected to rise to 20% of overall enterprise IT spending by 2013 — and business leaders are expected to drive a big portion of that.

So rather than view cloud with fear, embrace this is an opportunity to transform the perception of IT and create true alignment with the business.


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