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Seeing Through the Fog of Cloud Services

The continued confusion around key aspects of cloud services is holding many organisations back from embracing the new model. This is particularly frustrating for many, as IT organisations – like other business functions – are under intense pressure to identify approaches that will simultaneously lower costs and improve agility and productivity.

In this environment, CIOs are increasingly considering the utility benefits of the cloud as a way to fulfil the requirements of the business by purchasing IT as a service with minimal capital outlay. Unfortunately, the mixed messages they’re hearing on cloud from vendors, analysts and the media are causing many to hesitate, unsure where and when to take the plunge.

In this article we discuss the following:

  • A model for decision-making
  • Understand your options
  • Enterprise Cloud services
  • The Cloud Decision Matrix
  • Build a hybrid approach

About the authors:

  • Andrew Brabban is CTO, Applications Division, at Fujitsu UK & Ireland