Cloud independence, does it matter? Change in the business world today is widespread and hard to predict. For business decision makers, freedom of choice and action are essential, now like never before. Hidden constraints and barriers conspire against the agility and responsiveness that allow successful navigation through the challenges and on towards achieving objectives and ambitions.
Most firms now rely on Cloud to deliver, whether they are pure technology ventures or tech enabled organisations: Cloud is now a critical part of business and the way things work, or don’t. So Cloud independence and freedom to choose must be important.
While Cloud is a range of technology services, their central, supporting role means that they rapidly cause issues for the business if things don’t go to plan. Cloud decisions are not simply technology choices because of their capacity to entangle business operations and actions far outside the domain of technology.
There are three business reasons why independence in the Cloud matters for decision makers:
Freedom of choice and action, agility and flexibility are all key to business decision makers as we navigate this bumpy world of opportunity and change. Cloud is a big part of this for many firms, and independence is crucial for the business. Cloud strategy and choices go beyond the technical specifications to include the needs of the business and the dynamics of change.
Peter Osborn, Founder and Chariman, Flexiion MSP
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