Chapter 5

Cloud Business Value

For most businesses, IT has become a necessity. Hosting IT services in-house can be costly and distract businesses from focusing on their core competencies. As such, IT is becoming less about acquiring the right equipment and more about acquiring the right services. This chapter examines the value of cloud computing from a business perspective.

  • Identifying business drivers for cloud computing
  • Examining the business impact

Identifying Business Drivers for Cloud Computing

There are parallels between the changing IT environment today and the changing business telephony environment in the late twentieth century. Many businesses moved away from maintaining their own internal private branch exchange (PBX) systems, which ...

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