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This article is part of the June 2010 Volume 2 issue of Achieving real business value with cloud computing
Some CIOs are hesitant to move critical applications and data to the cloud, but an increasing number are beginning to deploy a variety of cloud computing applications to replace less strategic products and functions. More on cloud vendors Putting applications into the cloud not so clear-cut a process Five top concerns about cloud service providers CIOs' growing confidence -- some might say it's more a growing curiosity -- about cloud computing applications stems from a combination of constant industry chatter about cloud over the past few years, cloud's potential for significant cost savings in tough economic times, and the prospect of using cloud to gain competitive advantage in their respective markets. "Large organizations are adopting cloud services at an increased pace, but will they rip out their old data centers and go with cloud services right away? Probably not. But 52% of organizations with more than 1,000 employees use cloud services in some fashion," said R. "Ray" Wang, a partner at San Mateo, Calif.-based Altimeter Group. Companies dipping a toe... Access >>>
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