The answer to the demands on today’s IT platforms can be found in the shape of cloud computing, which can provide a flexible solution to accommodate changing business requirements while still being cost - effective.
Businesses have evolved drastically over recent years in their reliance on IT in order to deliver efficient and therefore more successful operations.
As industry and commerce progress, the demands on enterprise IT have increased, the budgets have been frozen so CTO’s need to do more with less! Traditional business solutions are gradually becoming outdated as
it becomes increasingly more difficult to accommodate changes, IT applications are often compared with large shipping tankers, full of carefully arranged valuable containers but slow to change course.
Most IT Departments have evolved to be a complex state of in-house solutions and application packages using a mix of technologies and platforms. So it is not surprising that they difficult to change.
Businesses need their IT system to be adaptable to keep up with changing customer expectations for service which is driven by the “Internet” companies and the consumerisation of IT with “Apple”, “Facebook”, etc.
Flexibility is key when it comes to customer demands, and IT solutions need to be able to keep up with constantly evolving competition.The answer to the demands on today’s IT platforms can be found in the shape of cloud computing, which can provide a flexible solution to accommodate changing business requirements while still being cost - effective. The development of the cloud has increased efficiency through leveraging economies of scale to offer cost savings. The availability of services in the cloud has enabled companies to be pro - active and ready for change, however the danger of introducing cloud is a fragmentation of application functionality and the creation of islands of data.