Embracing the Cloud: Top Seven Imperatives for an Organization

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Executive Summary

A gradual increase in the adoption of cloud platforms and cloud services by the enterprises of today points to a paradigm shift in the way the IT services are procured and managed. This shift is creating an Industry Mutation - impacting both businesses and IT Service providers. The old way of delivering and managing IT is being replaced by a new way, which is why the author views this change as a Creative Destruction of sorts. Gartner estimates that by the year 2012, 20% of the enterprise market e-mail seats will be delivered via the cloud and at least one-third of business application software spending will be as service subscription instead of as product license.

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