Feed the Need for Speed with Cloud

I hate when this happens: I’m pouring all my focus into a priority project, and all of a sudden the priorities change. I’m expected to set aside my work and put all my efforts on hold to deal with the latest crisis.

That’s just what your IT staff feels like with sudden changes in the business. They might be caused by:

  • A spike in transactions from a sales promotion
  • A new project with huge performance demands
  • The need to quickly set up a development environment for an app that needs to get to market faster
Since it’s too expensive to have spare servers lying around the data center to handle these shifts in business – and no time to wait through a long buying cycle – these are good opportunities to think about cloud computing.

How to respond at jet speed 

Gartner and AT&T just put together a webinar, called “Jet Speed Agility Using Cloud.”

It has recommendations for approaching cloud services and covers how the cloud can provide a relief valve when your internal IT staff is being asked to respond quickly to business change. Some issues discussed are:

  • Drivers for selecting cloud over on-premises systems
  • Advice for CIOs adopting cloud services
  • Key considerations for moving to the cloud
  • Three options for cloud services, including hybrid cloud solutions
  • The most popular uses of cloud today
  • Real business benefits companies are experiencing today
  • Where cloud fits in with overall IT transformation

You can view the webinar on demand and let us know what you think here. I’d also like to hear about your experiences with cloud or any questions you may have about it.

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