Monday, May 31, 2010

Cloud Computing ROI

It was a very easy decision for me to start DigitalChalk on a cloud computing platform.  The calculations were quick and easy 4 years ago with a small budget and a dream to build a global platform for training.  We had to scale as we gained customers because we didn't have the immediate capital to buy everything up front.  Today, I still spend time thinking of new ways to use the power of the cloud for our business and the ROI is still clear to me; but I have to say that it is something I get asked about every time I speak or talk to other people looking to take the plunge.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Jonathan Feldman, writer for Information Week, more than once over the past couple of weeks.  He has put together a great study helping the CIO, CTO and individual business units navigate the "gotchas" and common questions when it comes to moving to the cloud.  I was happy to see the report and I think it will help those of you looking to move or start some of your applications to the cloud.  I encourage you to take a moment and read the report.  It is an Analytics Report titled, Cloud ROI: Calculating Costs, Benefits, Returns and can be found here.  Great job Jonathan! It is good to see all of this research in one place.

1 comment:

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