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The real cloud computing revolution

Bernard Golden | July 2, 2014
Reports of cloud computing's death have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, a visit to the recent Cloud World Forum proved that companies of all shapes and sizes see the public cloud as an effective response to the stimulus of competitive conditions, even if many cloud vendors still think it's 2009.

Given the messages put forward on the show floor, it's understandable that many IT practitioners believe that we're still in the early days of cloud computing, with plenty of time left to formulate a plan to address those pesky application groups. The only problem with this response is that, despite the show floor theme, we're way past the "figuring it out" stage. As the case studies describe, real companies are solving real problems with cloud computing today.

IT doesn't have the luxury of a leisurely response to public cloud computing. It's put up or shut up time if you want to continue to be responsible for running your company's technology environment.


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