Is the enterprise ready for the cloud? Companies like Google, Salesforce, IBM and others think so and they're creating solutions give enterprise customers what they want. Cloud-computing solutions are gaining traction across the market. As a CIO, the value of cloud computing is clear. And chances are, if your company hasn't already deployed cloud solutions, you're making plans to do so. However, with budget limitations, unless your CEO finds value in cloud computing, it may be challenging to get the solution you want. How can you educate your CEO and convince him or her that cloud computing will be a boon to your business? Here we take a look at some tactics you can use when talking to your boss. Cloud computing may not be the easiest sell, but when you make it abundantly clear that cloud services can help your company in a big way, they're bound to listen. Flip through the following slides to find out how to sell your CEO on cloud computing:
Although cloud computing will cost some money to get started, it's important you point out that it also provides savings. After all, you won't need to invest in high-powered computers any longer, or sophisticated desktop software. And in most cases, cloud-computing solutions cost less over time than desktop software. It's a nice trade-off.
This article was originally published on 11-21-2011