Cloud computing for corporates

GigaOm blog has a good succinct guest author piece entitled "Is the Cloud right for you? Ask yourself these 5 questions" here.

It summarises the conclusions in a simple table

Key Question Enterprise Data Center Better Cloud Services Better Key Cloud Benefit
1) Demand Constant Variable Scalable and On-Demand
2) Growth Predictable Unpredictable
3) Fungibility of Demand Deferrable or Promotable Not Shapeable
4) Users Concentrated Dispersed Globally Dispersed to Reduce Latency
5) Applications Batch Highly Interactive

Joe Weinman is Strategic Solutions Sales VP for AT&T Global Business Services. The views expressed herein are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of AT&T.

Worth reading to help crystallise your own debate.

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