- Agility—Cloud enables businesses to improve speed-to-market and responsiveness to customers.
- Flexibility—Customers can leverage the elasticity of scaling up or down to meet market conditions. Additionally, customers use however many resources they need without incurring high costs. Finally, the flexibility of cloud allows businesses to incorporate both on-premises and/or on off-premises solutions for the greatest efficiency.
- Cost—Cloud allows businesses to lower their costs, leveraging the utility based model of paying only for what they use. As a result, businesses are able shift from capital to operating expenses, relinquishing the need to think about purchasing business items like hardware.
- Reliability—When natural disaster hits, cloud solutions allow for the maintaining of business continuity and data availability. In the face of nature, cloud also enhances disaster recovery, allowing businesses to recover their data immediately.
How to Make Money in the Cloud
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