Why You Should Move Your Computing To The Cloud

ZDNet: Why You Should Move Your Computing To The Cloud

Phil Wainwright does missionary work for cloud computing and provides links to webinars and announcements of upcoming cloud-related events.

“Too much of the discussion around cloud computing and SaaS is focussed on the technology and not enough emphasis is placed on the business results that can be achieved from going to the cloud. The tech industry repeatedly makes this mistake, allowing itself to get dragged into discussing the relative merits of different technology implementations while completely missing the bigger picture of why people are actually going to buy and implement the stuff.

Therefore I’ve set myself a new task of going out and evangelizing to business people why they should adopt cloud computing and services. It’s not simply about cloud computing being faster, cheaper, better than conventional platforms. More than all of that, cloud computing, when it’s done right, frees businesses to plug into all the rich resources of the global Web to connect and interact in real-time with their employees, partners and customers in ways that give them huge competitive advantages. You can hear me expanding on this message in this webinar recorded in August. At a follow-up event in London last week, I met some of the CIOs who are using the cloud to transform the way their businesses operate. Vendors and their PR teams please note: don’t pitch me technology stories, tell me how customers are transforming their businesses by harnessing the cloud. There are more and more of these stories about, and they deserve to be heard.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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