A ZDNet article entitled Cloud computing: Four reasons why companies are choosing public over private or hybrid clouds makes a case for the value of the public cloud.
- Innovation comes as standard with the public cloud
- Flexibility provides a business advantage
- External providers are the experts in secure provision
- CIOs can direct more attention to business change
This is all good – or mostly good.
The caveat is that the use of the cloud can fail if a business adopts the cloud without thinking it through from the perspectives of mission criticality, security, privacy, and continuity. If a . . . [more]