Cloud: What a Business Leader Must Know
In speaking with Service Providers, the conversation around cloud often moves away from the technical challenges of delivering a large-scale multi-tenant on-demand offering, and into business considerations such as the readiness of customers to consume cloud services and the prioritization of cloud services to be offered.
Cisco is working with SP’s and SP customers to assist in delivering successful offerings and advancing the cloud market.
For SP’s, it’s important to understand who the offering is being built for, what revenue opportunity is enabled, and what ultimately needs to be delivered in order to meet the demands of the customer.
Customers of cloud need to understand how the cloud will impact their business. Concerns including policy compliance, end-to-end security, quality of service, and transitioning to (and from) the cloud will be need to be addressed.
Discussing the cloud opportunity with regard to business impact is an important and timely conversation to engage in. To help with this conversation, Cisco has recently released a Cloud White Paper, “Cloud: Powered by the Network, What a Business Leader Must Know” – in it we offer insights on cloud from a business perspective, and address its relevancy for an organization.
I invite you to have a look, and do let us know what you think.