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Is Agility the real value of cloud?

choice.pngRecently, there has been quite a bit of discussion about the business value of agility and the effect of XaaS techniques. Tools like cloud computing (IaaS) provide a degree of freedom to experiment that organizations haven’t had before. In a way, the value of agility can be like talking about “opportunity costs” in business. What is the value of what you could do vs. what you actually do? That can be a hard concept to get the more concrete oriented business person’s mind to embrace.


Although a great deal of press is given to the concept of TCO and cloud, it may be agility that really impacts the bottom line over the long haul. CIOs that can understand the value of having options will be much more of an asset to their business than those who focus only on the operational issue.

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