Date Added: Sep 2009
Economic conditions have indelibly altered the bottom line at many enterprises. In the current climate, IT infrastructure characteristics can make or break a business, heightening requirements to minimize cost and risk while scaling up or down nimbly as demand rises and falls. For CIOs, this translates into a continual need to maximize IT efficiency and flexibility because, after all, the business can only act or react as fast as the IT systems do. With the emergence of standards-based architectures, virtualization, and ubiquitous, high-speed connectivity, cloud computing is primed to offer exactly these benefits - and IT leaders are paying attention.