Chapter 1. The Business Case for the Cloud

Consumer vs. enterprise

Office 365

Office 365 terminology

Business case for Office 365

Trust Center

Certifications

Regulatory compliance

THE cloud is the latest trend of the Information Technology (IT) world. Many wondered if it would be a passing fad, but it is clear now that the cloud is here to stay. Advances in technology and lower-cost hardware, coupled with exciting virtual machine technologies, resulted in this new business concept of delivering computing to the masses, thereby maximizing economies of scale like never before.

The cloud has leveled the playing field between large and small organizations by making access to enterprise-class computing resources—technologies that otherwise are accessible only ...

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