How Does Cloud Computing Affect IT Delivery and Operational Risks?

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By James Bond, Chief Technologist, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector

 

Adopting Cloud computing profoundly affects the methods, costs, and risks associated with delivering IT services to your end-consumers. The days of huge IT departments and budgets are gone, in both private and public sector, so unless your organization is in the business of providing IT, you are better off re-focussing resources on your core business and away from a large IT department. Cloud computing can deliver the technology you need, more effectively, and at a lower cost. With the transition to cloud, however, comes the CIO’s management challenge to be responsive to mission needs while managing the inherent risk.