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In This HP Cloud Source Blog, HP Expert, Christian Verstraete will examine cloud computing challenges, discuss practical approaches to cloud computing and suggest realistic solutions.

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Can cloud and a budget driven organization coexist?

Most IT departments are funded througn preset budgets. Cloud on the other hand consists in paying for what you ue, hence putting a lot more variability in the system. Can a budget driven organization actually run a cloud environment, or will it sooner or later run into trouble as it is unable, with its current budget, to address the needs of its users? If that is the case, what alternatives do exist for funding IT, and why are those not more widely implemented? 

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Could cloud improve operational excellence

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Opexcon conference in Prague. The subject of the conference was sustainable operational excellence. I ended up being the last speaker of the conference, as I focused on the use of technology as a vehicle for operational excellence. It had been a while since I had attended such a conference and was fascinated about how the aspects of lean and six sigma are still top of mind. What I have seen less off is how technology can help in achieving operational excellence. This is what I focus on in this entry.

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