Cloud Computing: Cloud Computing Is the Future of IT: How to Convince Your Boss
On Jan. 18, eWEEK published a slide show entitled "Cloud Computing: Don't Build Your Own Private Cloud in 2012: 10 Reasons Why." Talk about a lightning rod for comment: Passionate opinions pro and con came fast and furious via email. This topic is on everybody's mind right now, and the idea was simply to spark a conversation about the topic. With that background, eWEEK offers the other side of the argument in the following slide show: why enterprises should indeed consider using a private cloud system. If the CEO doesn't understand why a company should be leveraging cloud computing, it's important to articulate the benefits of delivering cloud-based services, in addition to creating awareness about the investment and payback. Here are 10 steps that will help get a CEO on par with the rest of the company when it comes to the cloud. An expert resource for this slide show is Jason Cowie, vice president of product management for Embotics, which provides plug-and-play private cloud management software. We're keeping the slide show free of product information.
Increase Awareness and Understanding for the Business Case
Seek out the advice from analysts, media and vendors, and use that insight to document the benefits of cloud computing. Make sure it is aligned with your internal business needs, and not with the external hype. Ensure management that the investment and payback are clear.