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In their March 2013 report "Business Technology Innovation," Ventana Research found that 40 percent of companies attributed cloud usage to reduced costs, followed by improved efficiency of business processes (39 percent).[1] Though the benefits of the cloud, like business and social collaboration, are clear, many organizations are having trouble seeing past the potentially overwhelming transition to the cloud. Most enterprises do not want a one-size fits all solution, which requires them to manage multiple relationships, negotiate multiple contracts, maintain multiple payments, remember multiple passwords all with multiple service providers. Maintenance is already a challenge, and by adding the complexity of transition, cloud computing can easily seem like an IT nightmare. Cloud Adoption from Different Perspectives Users are ready to make the transition A "top-down ... (more)

The New IT – Enterprise Cloud Services Brokerages

Cloud computing or ‘the cloud' may mean different things to different people, but within the enterprise it can be described as the transformation of IT from a resource-centric model to a services-centric model where internal infrastructure and external services are sourced, bundled and delivered in a manner that reduces costs, speeds up innovation and grows the bottom line. These benefits are ultimately driving the growing interest and adoption of cloud computing within the enterprise. The adoption of cloud computing in enterprises is being driven both at a strategic level as we... (more)