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Cloud computing - Moving IT out of the office by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT

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5 OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

Anyone who works with technology cannot have failed to be confronted by information about how cloud can transform businesses, cut costs and make it easier for organisations to react to changing external factors. Matt McCloskey, Head of Applications and Services at Virgin Media Business, looks at what the fuss is about.

Skim away the froth and you’ve probably been using cloud-type services for some time. Hotmail® or Gmail® are in the cloud and many tools that we use at work also come under this banner too, such as audio and video conferencing. For many in IT, it’s the sheer amount of noise out there about the cloud that’s made them either sceptical or confused about its benefits.

WHY GO TO THE CLOUD?

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