I recently wrote an article about the proliferation of the cloud for SearchCIO.com. Here’s an excerpt:
You can forgive many CIOs for not exactly jumping on the cloud-based computing and shared service bandwagon. After all, “the cloud” only recently started moving to the right of the technology adoption lifecycle–at least, in the enterprise world. Successful case studies were few and far between. In many cases, the perceived risks and costs exceeded the benefits. Many mid-market organizations–and IT departments in particular–were feeling the pain of the Great Recession. Many simply did not have the financial means to move away from tried-but-true on-premise solutions that, while clunky, usually worked well enough. Until recently, there just wasn’t enough motivation for most organizations to make the jump to the cloud.
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