Skill 1.2: Describe the benefit of using cloud services

Today’s companies rely heavily on software solutions and access to data. In fact, in many cases, a company’s most valuable assets are directly tied to data and applications. Because of that, investment in IT has grown tremendously over the past couple of decades. Reliance in on-premises IT departments worked well in the early days of IT, but access to data and applications has become such a critical part of day-to-day operations that localized IT systems have become inefficient on many levels.

When making decisions about what to move to the cloud, evaluate your decisions against the benefits that cloud computing can provide.

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