Date Added: Dec 2011
The introduction of cloud computing is changing the landscape within the corporate IT environment. Cloud computing promises to provide greater flexibility and shorter time to value while also reducing cost and complexity. However, not all systems currently hosted in corporate IT environments are suitable for hosting in a cloud environment. The benefits of cloud are achieved primarily via conformity to a set of cloud provided capabilities (i.e. services). IT systems that do not conform are not readily amenable to cloud hosting.