Date Added: Sep 2009
This paper will discuss how cloud is helping enterprises, governments and industries around the globe meet their current challenges through key value drivers. Cloud value drivers provide a framework for building business and IT strategies. A key value driver is the dramatic reduction of IT costs that is achieved with dynamic infrastructure (virtualization, standardization and automation). When developing strategies, organizations should take a holistic approach to developing a cloud strategy due to the broad impact cloud has on an organization's business models, operating principles, processes, technology and organization design.