Why Cloud Computing Offers Affordability and Agility

Hit the ball out of the park

I love sharing articles that I have read that just make sense and hit the point right away. Bernard Golden in Networkworld hit the ball out of the park yesterday.

By Bernard Golden, CIO
June 18, 2013 09:35 AM ET
CIO – When I was a kid, Miller Lite ran an endless series of commercials in which former sports greats debated the merits of the beer. One would assert that the best thing about the beer is its smooth, rich flavor. No, the other would respond, the best thing about the beer is that it’s light. They’d go back and forth:

“Tastes great!” “Less filling!” “Tastes great!” “Less filling!”

This would go on until the voiceover announcer would settle the matter by noting that what’s really great about Miller Lite was that it’s less filling and it tastes great. In other words, it was special because, unlike every other beer on the planet, it could square the circle and deliver two previously incompatible characteristics. What was fantastic about Miller Lite was that it combined two contradictory qualities: flavor and low calories.

I’m reminded of those commercials when I hear people talk about cloud computing benefits. One person will say that cloud computing is less expensive than traditional IT, contending that on-demand pricing, efficient provisioning and scale make it possible for cloud providers to deliver IT capability much less expensively than established practices.

After a couple of minutes, someone else will say, “Well, I don’t know if it’s less expensive or not, but what’s really great about cloud computing is its agility.” Because cloud providers offer self-service and immediate provisioning, companies can now respond to business opportunities or threats far more quickly than the old, manually-provisioned practices of IT can support.

Click here for the full article. It’s worth the read!

 

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About Vic Levinson
Telecommunications and IT professional with over 20 years experience in Business Telecommunications. Specializing in voice over IP (VoIP) for business: hosted VoIP, business VoIP phone systems, SIP providers, carriers, T1's - the works. Founded Prime Telecommunications in 1993 and providing business communications solutions. Cloud Applications- everything from hosted network security, hosted Disaster Recovery, hosted printer management, data centers and colocation solutions for businesses.

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