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The State of Enterprise Cloud Computing and How to Move Toward the Future Over the last decade, cloud computing has undeniably become a critical component of the modern enterprise. It has evolved past Software-as-a-Service for a select number of enterprise applications to encompassing entire business platforms, spanning various business devices and operating systems, and can virtually enable new ventures to pop up overnight. The state of cloud computing today is now a crowded field of vendors, providing anything and everything as-a-service - from security and management solutions for the cloud, to converged solutions and virtualization offerings, to public, private and hybrid cloud environments. This vast array of options can be overwhelming to the point that businesses turn to outside help in order to determine exactly how their cloud environment should look. As bu... (more)

Why Cloud Can’t Be Everything to Everyone By @Colin_Lacey | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Why Cloud Can't Be Everything to Everyone (but What It Can Be for You) Enterprise cloud adoption rates have climbed in leaps and bounds over the past several years and 72 percent of companies are expected to pursue a hybrid cloud implementation strategy by 2015.[1] But cloud technology's value proposition has transformed as business needs have evolved. Whereas cloud was once seen as being a way to reduce costs, cloud users are finding it's now much more than a matter of saving money. As business processes and applications have become more complex and simultaneously more automated,... (more)