Cloud computing is more about agility, cost control and being able to do things previously impossible rather than increased productivity doing what the organization has always done.
…While this is an interesting notion, Cloud Computing is a delivery consumption model allowing organizations to access computing resources larger than they may have been able to purchase, more complex than their IT team could manage and also to be able to deploy, tear down and then redeploy these resources very rapidly without having to acquire real estate, build buildings, obtain power and communication, etc. It is also about having access to enterprise-class applications and tools that might be more expensive than an organization would be able to acquire on its own.
Cloud computing is far more about agility, cost control and being able to do things perviously impossible than about being able to do more of the same old thing.
…Strike the right balance with the security measures discussed in this IBM Redpaper, and get the most out of the cloud without risking privacy, security, or availability.