Cloud Computing - Been There, Done That!

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Executive Summary

Skeptics who believe Cloud Computing to be just another buzz-word or the "Flavor of the month" should remember that just a decade ago, the concept of offshoring IT work also faced strong head winds from political, business and social fronts. However, in a global economy, the benefits of offshoring in the form of reduced cost, high availability of quality resources, and faster response time due to around-the-clock operations caused most, if not all, businesses to cut over to some derivation of an offshore-based model. The advent of Cloud Computing makes the already level playing field even flatter. While its early benefactors may have been small-to-medium sized businesses, Cloud Computing is poised to benefit businesses of all sizes giving them access to affordable, on-demand compute capacity.

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