Cloud signifies an era of computing where flexibility in IT drives business agility and higher levels of innovation and customer engagement.
Impacting both the top line and the bottom line of the business, cloud ushers in opportunities but also raises new risks that need to be managed. Cloud also shifts spend from capital expenditure to operational, allowing enterprises to make investments closer to the time of actual returns.
Cloud can lower IT costs, increase efficiencies and drive business growth. While CIOs understand IT, they also need to be able to communicate the benefits of cloud in a way that will resonate with the broader C-suite team.
Cloud computing can reduce human capital management costs and serve as an engine for growth. Cloud can empower teams to make informed human capital decisions while fostering collaboration and innovation.
Cloud can help aggregate compliance requirements across the enterprise as well as provide a dashboard indicating whether different teams are complying with various regulations.
Cloud can foster innovative new products and accelerate time-to-market as well as eliminate IT bottlenecks that often slow product development.
Cloud can help marketers develop deeper, more profitable connections between employees, customers and partners. Cloud can also help leaders evaluate the effectiveness of marketing programs.
The cloud can help achieve process and IT transformation goals—but it’s essential to select a provider that can meet all business needs without exposing the company to unnecessary risk.