Cloud Computing: Not just for Geeks anymore!

The Cloud is no longer just IT vernacular in the CIOs domain; ever
growing numbers of CEOs, CFOs and COOs recognize it as an excellent business tool.

Here is a quote from David Tapper, IDC’s vice president of outsourcing and offshore services and market research (11/12/2012), “As the U.S. cloud services market continues to mature, enterprises are finding that overall business impact and productivity gains from the Cloud are as significant as the cost reductions.”

Another quote, this one from a recent Gartner report, is “Innovation in the Cloud Computing environment will continue to bring changes to business processes.” Then there is “Cloud decisions are no longer in the IT department’s hands – the suits have taken over” from a new Capgemini report on ZDNet (12/01/2012).

This growing perception also crosses the Pond to the UK and Europe, as evidenced by this quote from Ron Tolido, senior vice president for Continental Europe at Capgemini (11/10/2012), “In total, 89% of UK firms agree that the economic climate is driving the move to the cloud, citing … moving into emerging markets and territories (53%) and … deploying new applications (23%)” as the decision drivers.

The common thread in all these quotations is that the billowing Cloud activity is on the business horizon. Business leaders realize how it can be a powerful tool to solve the actual issues, challenges and competitive agility needs raging in today’s global marketplace and environment.

Galvanizing your business to grow profitable revenue in these challenging economic times makes it essential that business leaders increase their knowledge and understanding of the business issues, realities, decision criteria, data security essentials and other problems that need to be confronted, understood and solved and how Cloud Computing will help!


About David Wesley Tonkin

David Wesley Tonkin is a recognized and award winning entrepreneurial training thought leader and strategist. He is practiced in identifying critical knowledge and skill needs and initiating ingenious time- and cost-effective learning solutions that energize and boost employee and organizational performance. David is the Chief Operating Officer of The EMAC Group LLC. In prior assignments David was the Vice-President of The Purposeful Clouds Inc. training academy and Director of Training Design and Development for the Unisys Corporation’s Technology Consulting and Information Systems business unit. In 2008 David and his team were honored with the “Excellence and Innovation in Corporate Learning” Award at the 9th Annual Corporate University Xchange Awards. This coveted and prestigious worldwide award is co-sponsored by The Wharton School of Business and Training Magazine. David’s passion for business training time, cost and leaning effectiveness will continuously ensure that the themes and philosophies in his "Tonkin's Training Topics" series of blogs will always be relatable to the world of enterprise reality. David's "Food for Thought" blogs are commentaries, reflections and opinions on the vagaries of today's culture. Drawing from many years of global travel, David has enjoyed and embraced a rich and varied tapestry of experiences to fuel the eclectic range of topical coverage in these blogs.

Posted on December 14, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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