For most organizations, developing a cloud strategy is no longer a matter of
"if," but a matter of how. The right cloud strategy can significantly reduce
costs, offer instant scalability, and improve business agility. But to get
the most from the cloud and position their businesses for the future, IT
leaders must understand the trends that are shaping the rapidly changing
landscape. Here are five considerations that should be top of mind for any IT
decision-maker in the coming year.
1. Providing the best possible user experience.
When it comes to cloud, there's only one thing that matters and that's the
user experience. It's easy to forget about the end user while getting caught
up in the "arms race" of building and brokering cloud services. When
consulting about cloud strategy for a healthcare R&D firm, my colleagues and
I were asked the question: "Amazon offers the... (more)