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Silver Clouds, Dark Linings: A Concise Guide to Cloud Computing by Stephen G. Bennett, Archie Reed

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Chapter 5. State of the Industry

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A tough CIO asks the tough questions—Geek and Poke

Reviewing much of the press and customer commentary on cloud computing creates a sense that to take advantage of these marvelous capabilities, we are looking at something so new that we need to rethink everything. What is important to do, however, is focus on the areas and disciplines that already exist in earnest, and do them right.

Many industries have regulations and recommendations on technology usage, yet quite often these and the legacy already available to us are sidelined as new opportunities are adopted. The “move to the cloud” isn’t about capital expenditure ...

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