If you manage technology today, you know the story: everything is mobile, connected, interactive, immediate, and fluid. Expectations are high. On any given day, it's all about service delivery. You need to provide technology-enabled services to your people whenever and wherever they need them-and you need to do it cost-effectively, securely, and quickly. This is one of the driving forces behind the rise in cloud computing. Cloud computing can provide new levels of collaboration, agility, speed, and cost savings for enterprises of any size and type.
Getting the most out of the cloud is not a simple exercise. All services are not created equal. Each has its own requirements in terms of performance, security, control, and availability. You need a clear understanding of where and how cloud computing can most effectively be applied to your portfolio of services. That means you need to weigh cloud against traditional delivery models and select the best service delivery method to get what you need done—at the right cost and in the right amount of time. Delivery models include traditional IT, private cloud, and public cloud.
In this white paper, you will learn about:
- Cloud Choices
- Capitalising on the cloud: four actions every CIO should take
- Typical challenges that enterprises face when moving to cloud solutions
- The HP cloud services portfolio for hybrid delivery
- Who is already gaining from cloud initiatives