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Is Your Company Ready for Cloud: Choosing the Best Cloud Adoption Strategy for Your Business by Pamela K. Isom, Kerrie Holley

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1. Business Value of a Cloud Adoption Strategy

Sharon is a cloud business consultant for a boutique consulting firm. In a conversation with a colleague, Paul, she expressed that one of her clients (Distributors, Incorporated) was intrigued by the possibilities of cloud computing and expressed interest in eliminating all in-house Information Technology (IT) software and hardware capacity in exchange for cloud-sourcing. Paul found the conversation intriguing because his experiences had been with clients using cloud computing to address moving specific workloads, but never offloading all software and hardware to the cloud. Paul did not think this approach was feasible. His rationale was that although support, servers, and services can be offloaded, ...

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