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Service Assurance, Automation, Security and Management Keys to Positioning IT at the Center of Business Transformation
Startups are using the Web to offer innovative new applications which are rapidly becoming essential tools for many users worldwide in their day-to-day social and professional lives. More and more, new companies are focusing on Cloud Computing technologies to develop and host their applications, but there are still some that are worried about losing control of their applications – especially if they are hosted on public Clouds.
Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) has advice for CIOs seeking to get the most out of their investment in cloud computing: before plunging in, consider how the proposed cloud solution can best be integrated with the organization’s existing mission-critical systems and IT processes.
This analytical approach, Unisys says, is the surest defense against “cloud in a corner” syndrome, where new cloud solutions become isolated from the rest of the IT environment and don’t contribute the business value they should.
“By some estimates, well planned cloud computing solutions can reduce the cost of IT operations by as much as 20 percent while improving responsiveness and quality in delivery of IT services,” says John Treadway, director, global cloud computing solutions, Unisys. “However, it’s easy to become entranced by new cloud technologies and lose sight of how those can best be integrated with existing resources. By courting ‘cloud in a corner’ syndrome this way, CIOs risk zeroing out savings and even potentially increasing operational costs.”