27 Jun '12, 4pm

Read Bill Platt's thoughts on adaptability in the #cloud -- inspired by @DavidLinthicum's great article in @infoworld

Great article by David Linthicum in InfoWorld last week: Cloud providers aren’t selling the real value of the cloud . The key point is that the big, overarching benefit of the cloud is not cost savings or efficiency gains but adaptability—as he put it, “the ability to quickly align with changing requirements.” I completely agree that adaptability is the core value of the cloud. But let’s take a closer look at what “adaptability” actually means, because it’s easy to miss some of the hidden opportunities underlying that broad term. Adaptability is the ability to meet the fast-changing requirements of your customers, so you can continue to serve them when, where and how they want to be served — faster and more effectively than your competitors. Yes, the cloud provides elasticity, so you can scale resources up and down as needed. It can help you streamline operations or even o...

Full article: http://www.engineyard.com/blog/2012/hidden-opportunities-...

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