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Making the most of cloud technology

IT organisations must choose strategic approach to cloud deployment

Published Sun, Oct 19, 2014 · 09:50 PM
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WE live in an era of digitalisation. Mobility combined with the explosion of mobile devices and cloud technology has given individuals, organisations and entire nations a technological boost to further innovation and overall development. Businesses have recognised this. And they have been spurred to upgrade their infrastructure - from networking to storage and even compute power - in order to deal with new, unprecedented workloads and demands.

In the light of this, the move to cloud infrastructure seems almost inevitable. And yet, the rate of adoption differs widely, even within the same industry. To a large extent, this difference can be attributed to the fear of losing control over their most prized possession - their data. A global survey by the CIO magazine predicted that in three years, more than half of all IT services will be delivered via private, public and hybrid clouds. Already cloud deployments have evolved and fragmented into a…

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