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Cloud Computing, A Practical Approach by Robert Elsenpeter, Anthony Velte, Toby Velte

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CHAPTER 4The Business Case for Going to the Cloud

Whether or not you move to the cloud depends on your organization, what you need to accomplish, and whether or not the cloud can help you do it. While this book is all about cloud computing (you can tell from the title), we’re not telling you that you absolutely should move to the cloud. In fact, there are instances where you should not move to the cloud. But there are also instances when you certainly should add cloud computing to your IT repertoire.

In this chapter we’ll talk about how your organization would benefit from a cloud move. We’ll also talk about how different cloud services (PaaS, SaaS, and so on) can serve you. We had the opportunity to talk to Steve Fisher, senior vice president ...

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