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Cloud or traditional provisioning? Examine both financial and non-financial performance

Keith small.jpgBy Keith Macbeath

 

(Keith Macbeath is a senior principal consultant with HP Software Professional Services)

 

 

It’s no secret that cloud computing offers tremendous business benefits, such as near-instant IT service delivery as well as the potential for significant cost savings in some instances. With cloud, organizations can have resources provisioned in minutes or even seconds. And cloud offers  productivity gains in operations, which are typically 60 percent to 70 percent of overall IT costs.

 

But those benefits often come with a tradeoff in loss of control over IT performance. Many businesses, compelled by the promise of faster time to market, are moving to the cloud anyway, without proper visibility into their IT environments. Others are hanging back, and are missing out on cloud benefits.

 

You CAN have both. But it requires some financial planning and analysis. Here's how.

 

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