As companies adopt cloud computing solutions, CIOs universally report positive results. But what about their bosses, employees, partners, and customers? Are they finding cloud computing efforts to be beneficial?
According to Andi Mann, vice president for strategic solutions at CA Technologies, business executives are not as excited as IT about cloud computing. Companies must realize that the cloud does more than cut costs, he says. When used innovatively, cloud computing can move organizations forward by improving accessibility and efficiency; for example, employees and partners anywhere in the world have access to company resources. Implementing the cloud now will also ease the adoption of future technological advancements. Mann suggests CIOs share their cloud enthusiasm; once business execs realize the innovation and competitive advantages that can come from cloud computing, they are more likely to invest in new technology.